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'My heart bursts with pride' - An inspiring success story from Niger

Salissou Harouna | 21 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Salissou Harouna has been working with Concern in Niger since 2004. In those 14 years, he has seen more than his fair share of inspiring moments. However, there is one that makes his heart “burst with joy”.

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Topics: Niger

Fifty years of Concern: Celebrating Irish volunteers and humanitarians

Jason Kennedy | 15 May 2018 | 2 Comments

We take a look at the times Irish volunteers made a difference around the world over the last 50 years.

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Topics: volunteer

“I’m thankful for every instant” - a good news story from Somalia

Ifrah Abdi Hussein | 08 May 2018 | 2 Comments

With help from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), Concern's team in Somalia constructed 15 latrine blocks and a water kiosk with six taps in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

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Topics: sanitation, water, somalia, hygiene

Driven from home in DRC

Marie Madden | 02 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide's Marie Madden meets the women separated from friends, family and their homes by one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

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Topics: women, Democratic Republic of Congo, DRCongo

Ending hunger is possible, if we can cut conflict

Simon Starling | 23 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Hunger is on the rise globally for the first time in 15 years. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Simon Starling, Head of Policy and Campaigns, explores the links between hunger and conflict and examines what can be done to reverse this trend.

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Topics: hunger, Central African Republic, conflict, sustainable development goals, thought leadership series

In this age of brute militarisation diplomacy may not be dead but it needs revitalised leadership

Dominic MacSorley | 20 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of a major conference next week on the future of Syria, Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley says Ireland's society, energy and history could help influence necessary change.

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Topics: lebanon, conflict, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Ireland, peace, politics

The right to learn in Malawi

Cian Purcell-Milton | 16 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Learn how a community in Malawi changed the educational environment at their school and welcomed the first female teacher in eight years – ensuring a more inclusive and equitable quality of education for all.

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Topics: education, malawi, gender equality

‘I was in heaven and now it's like hell’- Story of a refugee in Lebanon

Jason Kennedy | 13 April 2018 | 0 Comments

A young woman who fled war-torn Syria says her life has never been worse.

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Topics: humanitarian, syria, emergencies, lebanon, refugee, Refugee Crisis

‘When you’re alone and surrounded by fields, no one can hear your screams.’

Dominic MacSorley | 11 April 2018 | 0 Comments

In the year of the #metoo movement, it’s vital that we not only embrace a more radical push for real gender equality, but that we harness this moment to ensure it reaches women in all regions of the world. Concern CEO and Chair of the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence, Dominic MacSorley, reflects on this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women and its timely focus on rural women and girls.

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Meet the Irish boy who skipped school aged 16 to join a major aid mission to Africa

Kevin Jenkinson | 09 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Young Karl Vekins was just 16 when he skipped school for the adventure of a lifetime on-board Ireland’s first major aid mission to a famine and war-torn region in Africa.

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Topics: famine, humanitarian, aid, nigeria, Africa, humanitarian crisis, Concern50, war

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