Malaria is life threatening and is still among the top five leading causes of death in Africa today, especially amongst young children. Concern's Breda Gahan explains what we’re doing to combat the disease.
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Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley, led Concern's response to the tragedy that unfolded in Rwanda 25 years ago. He shares his recollections of the devastating aftermath of the genocide and reflects on the lessons learned in order to prevent such atrocities from happening again.
What happens when the sole water supply to a hospital fails? Lifesaving care abruptly halts and lives that are already in danger become critical. This is the story of how a hospital in Somalia narrowly averted crisis when its only water supply failed.
Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide began, Concern's Director of International Programmes Anne O'Mahony recalls a day in the African nation that started out like any other, but ended with a moment that still fills her with pride.
Almost always, when a natural disaster strikes, it’s the poorest that get hit hardest. On the night of 15 March, the poorest communities in Mozambique lay directly in the path of one of the most violent cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere in living memory.
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A Concern worker has described scenes of “complete desolation” following a visit by boat to villages and towns cut off by flood waters in one of the worst hit areas along the Malawi/Mozambique border.
It is hard to put into words just how soul-destroying it is to see television footage of vast swathes of flooded fields in Malawi following the havoc wrecked by Cyclone Idai, writes Concern's Director of International Programmes Anne O'Mahony.
Over 800,000 people have been affected by the flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai in Malawi, with 59 dead and 672 injured. And as flood waters are starting to subside, it is a race against the clock to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera.
More than 430 people have been killed with hundreds more missing across Southern Africa due to one of the worst tropical cyclones on record.