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Five things to know about conflict and hunger on World Humanitarian Day

Caitriona Dowd | 16 August 2018 | 0 Comments

As the global community prepares to mark World Humanitarian Day, the joint challenges of conflict and hunger are at the forefront of our minds. Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, shares five things to know about conflict and hunger, and what can be done to break the cycle.

A monthly food distribution in Juba PoC organised by Concern. Photo: Steve De Neef / Concern Worldwide.

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Valerie Place: Parents of Irish nurse killed in Somalia reflect 25 years on

Jason Kennedy | 15 August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 22 February, 1993, young nurse Valerie Place was killed while working with Concern in Somalia. Now, 25 years after her death, her Dublin-based parents speak publicly for the first time about the tragic incident.

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Topics: famine, Africa, somalia, conflict, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Valerie Place, Dublin

Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, disaster, death, Aftershock, asia

Tributes pour in after passing of former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran

Jason Kennedy | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has led tributes to former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 65. 

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Topics: concern, Concern staff, Concern50, Ireland, America, Tom Moran, RIP, In Memoriam

World Humanitarian Day: Civilians and aid workers are #NotATarget

Lucy Bloxham | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

As we get ready to mark World Humanitarian Day 2018, Lucy Bloxham explains why it is an important day in the global calendar. 

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Topics: humanitarian, aid, aid worker, conflict, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, whd, death

Your support brings hygiene, health and hope in Kenya

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to your generous donations, we’re training Community Health Volunteers in Kenya to give maternal and neonatal health advice to mothers living in Nairobi’s slums.

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Topics: health, nutrition, maternal health, Kenya

50 years of your compassion

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 0 Comments

This year, Concern has turned 50. Here we look back at the inspirational journey made possible by your compassion and generous support.

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Topics: emergencies, innovation, Concern50, relief

Your donations give the gift of water in a crisis

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In August 2017, mudslides caused by heavy rain killed over 500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 600 people were left unaccounted for and thousands were displaced from their homes. With your support, we were able to immediately activate our distribution teams to deliver essential items, including clean water, to some of the worst affected communities.

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Topics: emergencies, water, sierra leone, emergency response, wash, NFI kits, shelter

#Concern50: Our rich history in Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 03 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Marking a milestone year in Concern’s history, CEO Dominic MacSorley visited teams on the ground to thank them for their hard work and dedication. In the second of a series of blogs documenting his experiences, Dominic pays tribute to our team in Ethiopia.

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Topics: climate change, ethiopia, conflict, drought, Concern staff, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

#Concern50: Celebrating our survivor staff in Haiti

Dominic MacSorley | 27 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As we mark the halfway point of this milestone year in Concern's history, CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on his recent trip to Haiti to thank staff for their tireless efforts. 

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Topics: haiti, haiti earthqquake,, concern, dominic macsorley, earthquake, Concern staff, disaster, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

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