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Reasons to support the kitchen garden project

Maedhbh McDonald | 09 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Burundi, one of the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped countries, is faced with crippling levels of hunger and malnutrition. Kitchen gardens, however, are helping to improve nutrition and your support is allowing us reach more people than ever.

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Topics: nutrition, Burundi, malnutrition, Kitchen gardens

How to grow your own carrots

Maedhbh McDonald | 08 February 2017 | 0 Comments

We train communities in Burundi on how to grow their own vegetables using kitchen gardens. These luscious vegetables not only taste delicious but also help ensure a healthy, diverse diet and help reduce malnutrition. This spring, why not grow your own vegetables too? With this step-by-step guide on how to grow carrots, you’ll be a GIY whizz in no time!

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Topics: nutrition, Burundi, Kitchen gardens

Life inside Syria: Meeting basic needs in a country at war

Aoife O'Grady | 30 November 2016 | 0 Comments

The world sees the horrific images emerging from Aleppo and other flashpoints in Syria’s protracted war. But what of those other parts of the country struggling to function every day in a seemingly endless crisis? How are the millions trapped inside Syria meeting their basic needs in a country at war?

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Topics: syria, nutrition, wash, Syrian Crisis

The daily battle with hunger in Niger

Maedhbh McDonald | 28 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Living in a country that wastes over one million tonnes of food each year, it’s difficult to conceive of a situation where you could go hungry. And with food so readily available it’s hard to imagine not being able to find food when you need it. But as difficult as it is to conceive, hunger exists and it’s a daily reality for almost 795 million people. Currently one in nine people around the world are continuously hungry and on a recent trip to Niger I witnessed the real extent of hunger and its cruel consequences.

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Topics: health, nutrition, malnutrition, Niger

Tanzania: A SUN success story

Aoife O'Grady | 14 April 2016 | 0 Comments

The most recent statistics estimate that the number of children with stunted growth in Tanzania is over 3 million. Concern has worked with communities to address one of the major underlying causes of this preventable problem – poor feeding in the first two years of life.      

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Topics: Tanzania, nutrition, World Breastfeeding Week

Tackling malnutrition in Rwandan refugee camp

Maedhbh McDonald | 18 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Learn how a community-led approach to healthcare and nutrition is positively impacting malnutrition levels in a Burundian refugee camp in Rwanda.

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Topics: refugees, nutrition, Rwanda, malnutrition

“My only dream is for peace in my country”

Sarah Martin | 04 March 2016 | 0 Comments

In this, her second report from South Sudan, Concern’s Director of Communications, Sarah Martin, recalls a meeting with *Maria, a young mother-of-two living in the Bentiu camp.

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Topics: south sudan, nutrition, malnutrition

Preparing for election violence in Burundi

Crystal Wells | 21 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Elections in Burundi are causing turmoil in the country. Rising violence and unrest is directly impacting the lives of thousands of people – we are preparing to help, whatever the outcome.

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Topics: refugees, nutrition, emergency response, Burundi

South Sudan appeal update

Sadhbh Goodhue | 23 January 2015 | 1 Comment

Civil war has been raging in South Sudan for just over a year. As a result, it’s expected that 6.4 million people will have been affected by the food crisis within the first three months of this year. Some 235,000 children are currently suffering from severe malnutrition.

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Topics: south sudan, nutrition, success story

South Sudan: a year at war

Crystal Wells | 07 January 2015 | 0 Comments

On the night of December 15, 2013, shots rang out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. So began a civil war which continues to cause devastation in the country one year on.

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Topics: sanitation, south sudan, nutrition

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