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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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Central African Republic: The world’s hungriest country

Lucy Bloxham | 11 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an annual report published by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, was released. The GHI is a tool designed to measure and track hunger at global, regional and national levels to assess the progress and setbacks in combating hunger. It also reveals the hungriest country in the world, which we can use as a microcosmic example to explore the main drivers of, and possible solutions to global hunger.

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Topics: GHI2018, global hunger index, Central African Republic, conflict, Africa, Concern50

Local and nimble: Getting things done in South Sudan

Michael Mulpeter | 10 October 2018 | 0 Comments

50 years of experience has taught us that one of the most effective ways to get work done — especially in conflict-affected countries — is to work through local partners. Finding the right partners is key, and helping them to develop and strengthen their own systems is vital.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, nutrition, war, conflict, famine, emergency response, humanitarian

'Being a teacher gives me hope that another world is possible'

Sorcha Mellon | 04 October 2018 | 0 Comments

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, Irish teacher Sorcha Mellon explains why it is important to engage young people on world issues and social justice.

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Topics: education, teachers

S.O.S: How Ireland helped a nation – A new podcast series from Concern

Clare Ahern | 28 September 2018 | 11 Comments

Our new podcast series tells the story of the bond between Ireland and Biafra. It’s a tale of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help those starving behind a military blockade – from secret flights, to dodging bombs, to overcoming press censorship. It’s the story of how the people of Ireland were moved to help save the lives of people they'd never met, in a country thousands of miles away.

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Topics: audio, Concern50, conflict, hunger, food crisis, humanitarian

Highlights from Resurge 2018

Jason Kennedy | 20 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern's Resurge conference brought together world-renowned experts in peacekeeping and conflict-resolution, while also celebrating 50 years in operation. Here are some of the best bits.

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Topics: Resurge, Concern50, conflict

A resurgence of humanity: five things we learned at Resurge2018

Caitriona Dowd | 14 September 2018 | 0 Comments

On 7 September, Concern Worldwide hosted a global conference bringing together world leaders, policymakers, and experts on conflict and the humanitarian system to find ways to break the cycle of conflict, hunger and human suffering. Here are five things we learned.

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Topics: Resurge, conflict, Concern50

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