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Your donation makes the world of difference

Maedhbh McDonald | 17 January 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: somalia, cash transfers, hunger

Syrian refugees hit by floods in Lebanon

Clare Ahern | 16 January 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: lebanon, Syrian Refugee Crisis, syria, Syrian Crisis, floods, emergency response

Young Scientist Exhibition: Three projects helping the developing world

Jason Kennedy | 11 January 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: Ireland, education

QUIZ: How well do you remember the year that was 2018?

Jason Kennedy | 29 December 2018 | 1 Comment

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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Topics: 2018, GHI2018, GHI, global hunger index, Central African Republic, CAR, haiti, charity, hunger, conflict, ebola, ebola virus, Concern50, Bill Clinton, kofi annan, Ghana, syria, lebanon, turkey, rohingya refugees

Five things to do over Christmas holidays

Jason Kennedy | 20 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: Christmas Gifts#, holidays, podcast, Ireland, concern gifts, Christmas

Why cash is king: How mobile cash transfers save lives and empower locals in Somalia

Paul Carr | 19 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: somalia, cash transfers, emergency response, resilience, drought, conflict

Conflict and hunger in Somalia

Clare Ahern | 13 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: somalia, hunger, conflict, nutrition, resilience

16 Days of Activism: Why it matters for South Sudan

Dominic MacSorley | 10 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: GBV, gender based violence, gender equality, south sudan

What is World AIDS Day (and why does it matter)?

Breda Gahan | 30 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: HIV, AIDS, World AIDS Day

Christmas cabbage & potatoes recipe

Cian Purcell-Milton | 29 November 2018 | 0 Comments

This traditional Ethiopian recipe is filled with African spices and is guaranteed to brighten any Christmas dinner. For tables bigger than two, simply double the recipe and serve 'family style' for everyone to dig in!

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Topics: concern gifts, Christmas Gifts#

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