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“Without peace, there is no hope”: the displaced voices of war

Caitriona Dowd | 19 June 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, travelled to Central African Republic (CAR) where she met people who’ve been forced from their home and everything they know because of conflict. This week, as we mark World Refugee Day, she shares some of their stories.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, conflict, Refugee Crisis

36 years responding: Irish AIDS Day

Breda Gahan | 15 June 2018 | 0 Comments

In recognition of Irish AIDS Day on 15 June, Concern’s global health and HIV & AIDS programme advisor Breda Gahan speaks of how far Ireland has come since the AIDS epidemic crisis in the 80's and how much further it still must go.

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Topics: HIV, AIDS, Irish AIDS Day

Three Rohingya refugees share their stories of escape and survival

Jason Kennedy | 11 June 2018 | 0 Comments

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in Bangladesh. Three of these refugees have shared their stories with us.

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Topics: bangladesh, rohingya refugees

Harvesting the power of data: Concern's digital journey

Áine Magee | 01 June 2018 | 0 Comments

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Senior Adviser on Monitoring, Planning & Evaluation, Áine Magee, reflects on the potential for data to help transform the lives of the world’s poorest and documents recent developments in Concern’s data journey.

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Topics: technology, thought leadership series, innovations, digital data, GDPR, data protection

'I will vaccinate my children from now on' - One mother's story of loss

Jason Kennedy | 31 May 2018 | 0 Comments

A young mother who lost two children to measles has told her heart-breaking story in the hope it encourages others to vaccinate their children.

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Topics: appeal

GDPR and Concern: what does it mean for you?

Richard Dixon | 25 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern processes your data to provide you with information about Concern, or to carry out any obligations arising from contracts we may enter into with you, or provide you with information and services that you’ve requested.

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Topics: GDPR, data protection

'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

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