In Somalia, more than two and a half decades of armed conflict has had a devastating impact on innocent civilians. There are now more than 870,000 Somalis registered as refugees in nearby countries, and over 2.1 million people are displaced within the country itself. Insecurity has meant that aid agencies have often struggled to reach the most vulnerable communities.
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Every year, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), a global campaign takes place to challenge the scourge of violence against women and girls. Reflecting on a recent visit to South Sudan, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley takes a closer look at why it matters.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.