Carlos Velazquez took up a Monitoring and Evaluation position in Sierra Leone as part of the EU Aid Volunteer programme. Here he shares his experiences of a role that brought him into the heart of the communities that Concern works with and challenged his preconceptions about working with data.
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It’s not always easy to give, but when you see how your gift has transformed lives in Somalia, you'll realise it’s worth every penny.
In the space of just two weeks, storms ‘Norma’ and ‘Miriam’ have brought torrential rain, freezing winds and snow to Lebanon, leaving Syrian refugee settlements under flood water. Concern has been providing vital support to vulnerable families.
This week, the 55th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is taking place in Dublin. We caught up with three groups from schools whose creations could help the developing world.
This year was a busy one both for Concern and the international community. Take our quick quiz and see how much you remember from the year that was.
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With the Christmas holidays on the horizon, we take a look at five things to do during the festive break that will help stave of the boredom without having to leave the house.
Cash is revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being delivered. Somalia is a prime example of this, where in coordination with donors such as European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) and Irish Aid, Concern is finding innovative ways to ensure that those most in need are reached while empowering them along the way.
In Somalia, more than two and a half decades of armed conflict has had a devastating impact on innocent civilians. There are now more than 870,000 Somalis registered as refugees in nearby countries, and over 2.1 million people are displaced within the country itself. Insecurity has meant that aid agencies have often struggled to reach the most vulnerable communities.
Every year, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), a global campaign takes place to challenge the scourge of violence against women and girls. Reflecting on a recent visit to South Sudan, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley takes a closer look at why it matters.
World AIDS Day (WAD) takes place on 1 December and this year marks 30 years since it began. With over 1.8 million people newly infected with HIV last year alone, Concern’s Global Health & HIV and AIDS Programme Adviser Breda Gahan, explains why the international day of awareness, solidarity and remembrance remains as important as ever.