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Where there is a will there is a way: Reflections on the Rwandan genocide

Dominic MacSorley | 16 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: emergency, humanitarian, Rwanda, conflict, Rwandan Genocide

Crisis averted in a hospital in Somalia

Paul Carr | 10 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Rwandan genocide: A story of joy at child reunification centre

Anne O'Mahony | 07 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: Rwanda, Rwandan Genocide

Cyclone Idai: Communities in Mozambique face worse days ahead

Kieran McConville | 02 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Topics: cyclone idai

Cyclone Idai: 'Complete devastation' on Malawi-Mozambique border

Jason Kennedy | 29 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Cyclone Idai: 'Soul-destroying to see rich harvest snatched away'

Anne O'Mahony | 27 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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. 

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Topics: malawi, malawi floods, cyclone idai

Five Mother’s Day gifts that give back

Cian Purcell-Milton | 27 March 2019 | 0 Comments

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to celebrate all the amazing women in the world who love and care for us selflessly. If you’re looking for something a little different to the usual flowers and chocolate, check out our top Mother’s Day gifts that give back. Each gift will help transform a life and is a special way to show your mum that you care.
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Cyclone Idai: Fast action needed to combat the spread of water-borne diseases

Cian Purcell-Milton | 25 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Cyclone Idai: Hundreds killed after storm hits Southern Africa

Jason Kennedy | 20 March 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 430 people have been killed with hundreds more missing across Southern Africa due to one of the worst tropical cyclones on record.

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Topics: malawi, malawi floods, emergency response

Empowering women plays a key role in Syria humanitarian response

Dominic MacSorley | 19 March 2019 | 0 Comments

As Ireland continues it's journey to full gender equality, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley says it is vitally important that we show solidarity with people who are furthest behind around the world — especially Syria. 

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

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