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The advantages of digital data collection in Malawi

Caroline Holo | 20 February 2018 | 0 Comments

While paper still plays an important role in Malawi for collecting data, Concern has been investing considerably more in Digital Data Gathering (DDG) devices to help conduct surveys. EU Aid Volunteer (EUAV) Caroline outlines the benefits and challenges of using such devices in a country with limited access to electricity and the internet.

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Topics: malawi, eu aid volunteer, digital data

DRC crisis: Your questions answered

Grégoire Borgoltz | 07 February 2018 | 0 Comments

As violence intensifies in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Concern's Country Director in DRC, Grégoire Borgoltz, outlines the factors contributing to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, emergency response, DRC, humanitarian crisis

Ciara's story: My first day on the ground in Niger 

Ciara Hogan | 23 January 2018 | 1 Comment

Concern’s Programme Support Officer Ciara Hogan picks up where she left off last week and takes us through her very first day working on the ground in Niger.

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Topics: health, nutrition, Livelihoods, malnutrition, Niger, development, food, career

Ciara's story: My career in development 

Ciara Hogan | 18 January 2018 | 1 Comment

With the CAO deadline fast approaching, students across the country are asking themselves that daunting question: “What do I want to be?” If you are thinking of a future in development work then read Ciara Hogan’s story. In this two part series, Ciara shines a light on the twists and turns that took her to where she is, working as a Programme Support Officer on the ground in Niger, far away from her home in Ireland.

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Topics: education, Niger

Your support has had a BIG impact

Maedhbh McDonald | 11 January 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s thanks to people like you that we are able to save lives, and we are so grateful for your generosity.

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, refugee, Kenya, east africa food crisis

Change the conversation in 2018 with Project Us!

Aoife O'Grady | 31 December 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 saw the tragic Rohingya crisis unfold in Bangladesh, political crises evolve on the world stage and a homelessness crisis snowball in Ireland. Yet in big ways and small, 2017 also saw people across the world continue to work for peace and equality, open dialogue and light our own tiny candles in the darkness. The Project Us movement for change – which kicked off in October 2017 – will be one of our ways of letting in the light in 2018 and beyond!

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How a rapid response helped to avert famine in Somalia this year

Alexander Carnwath | 22 December 2017 | 0 Comments

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, Alexander Carnwath, and Resilience Programme Manager in Somalia, Dustin Caniglia examine the effectiveness of early warning systems and rapid response in helping to avert famine in Somalia this year and their continued importance in 2018.

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Topics: famine, somalia, food crisis, drought, thought leadership series

Untold refugee stories from Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 20 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the last few years we have seen and heard a huge amount about the western world’s attempts to respond to the global refugee crisis. But far less attention is paid to the countries who are assuming the overwhelming share of responsibility in caring for refugees. Ethiopia is one of many countries offering refuge to South Sudanese people displaced by conflict. 

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Topics: ethiopia

From hunger to hope: Improving nutrition for refugees in Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 14 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2013, over two million people have been forced to flee South Sudan to escape a brutal civil conflict. Concern is providing nutrition support to refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

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Topics: hunger, south sudan, ethiopia, nutrition, refugee, Refugee Crisis

The quiet crisis: Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aoife O'Grady | 12 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Between Brexit Border tensions and dangerously undiplomatic stateside tweeting, our media has been dominated by threatened political crises over the past months. Meanwhile, one very real human crisis has been silently slipping off the agenda – the plight of the Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

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Topics: bangladesh, rohingya refugees

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