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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#

What is the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’?

Bernadette Crawford | 28 November 2018 | 0 Comments

One in three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by their partner. There is no country in this world where women are free from this fear and terror. The ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ is a campaign that seeks to bring this violence to an end.

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Topics: 16 days of activism, gender, gender equality, gender based violence

Top ten Christmas charity gifts

Cian Purcell-Milton | 25 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Christmas is all about giving and some gifts go that bit further. Have a look at our top ten Christmas charity gifts on offer and spread the cheer to someone in need. These gifts may be hard to wrap, but couldn't be easier to give.

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Topics: concern gifts, Christmas Gifts#

Ebola: New outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo infects hundreds

Kevin Jenkinson | 22 November 2018 | 0 Comments

A simple hug can lead to potential death in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where a new outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected 341 people and killed 215.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola virus, ebola, DRCongo, DRC, sierra leone, conflict, death, Africa

Meet our Dublin Marathon hero

Jason Kennedy | 25 October 2018 | 0 Comments

This Sunday, thousands of people will take part in the annual Dublin Marathon. Nigerian native Uzo Nwankwo is one of those lining up for the 26 mile run in aid of Concern.

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Topics: marathon, Dublin Marathon, Dublin, nigeria, Biafra, charity, Concern50, volunteer

Ireland's Microsoft chief honoured with Women of Concern award

Jason Kennedy | 23 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide has presented Microsoft Ireland Managing Director Cathriona Hallahan with the inaugural Women of Concern award for her achievements in leadership and tireless work towards gender equality.

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Topics: women, Women of Concern, Ireland, Dublin, Microsoft, EY, Shelbourne Hotel

Cannes Young Lions winning advert: One Step

Cian Purcell-Milton | 19 October 2018 | 0 Comments

After being selected as a charity partner in this year's IAPI Cannes Young Lions film competition, we are delighted to be able to share our latest 'One Step' advertising campaign.  

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Five myths about hunger

Concern Worldwide | 16 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Every day too many women and men across the globe struggle to feed their children a nutritious meal. In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 821 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.

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Topics: GHI2018, world food day, zero hunger, hunger, global hunger index, sustainable development goals, sustainability, Central African Republic, Kenya

World Food Day: The challenges and solutions to forced migration and hunger

Dr. Laura Hammond | 16 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Forced migration of people as a result of conflict, natural or environmental disaster, or other stress factors is one of the biggest causes of hunger in the world today. Writing in the 2018 Global Hunger Index, Dr. Laura Hammond of SOAS University of London outlines the challenges and some possible solutions. Below are some key extracts.

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