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Global Hunger Index 2014

Bernadette Murphy | 18 November 2014 | 1 Comment

The Global Hunger Index report shows that, since 1990, progress has been made in reducing hunger. However, global hunger levels remain unacceptably high; sixteen countries have levels of hunger that are described as “alarming” or “extremely alarming.”

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Topics: hunger, charity, zambia, global hunger index

Ebola: dissolving the myths

Bernadette Murphy | 20 October 2014 | 0 Comments

As the Ebola crisis continues to worsen, the myths surrounding it are adding to the enormity of the problem. Here, we explore those myths and address the need for people to know the facts.

UpdateConcern announces a €36 million programme to fight Ebola

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, charity, ebola myths, sierra leone, liberia

Aid worker in a war zone

Bernadette Murphy | 17 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Emma Flaherty is Concern Worldwide’s field coordinator in Bentiu, South Sudan. Here, she tells us what it is like being an aid worker in a war zone.

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Topics: emergency, aid, south sudan

World Humanitarian Day 2014

Bernadette Murphy | 19 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to remember humanitarian workers we have lost and to celebrate aid workers who endure difficult conditions all over the world.

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Topics: humanitarian, emergencies, aid, charity, global

Climate change: El Niño:

Bernadette Murphy | 26 June 2014 | 0 Comments

The global weather phenomenon known as “El Niño”, which is responsible for causing weather-induced disasters such as floods, hurricanes, drought and famine, is predicted to strike this year. Concern Worldwide is working with communities to prepare for this.

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Topics: la nina, climate change, el nino

Successful conservation farming

Bernadette Murphy | 12 December 2013 | 0 Comments

The first phase of Concern Worldwide’s conservation agriculture programme in Malawi and Zambia came to an end in August 2013. The joint country initiative was funded by Accenture and the Accenture Foundations.

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Topics: farming techniques, conservation agriculture, crop rotation

Voices from Syria

Bernadette Murphy | 03 December 2013 | 0 Comments

The war in Syria has forced millions of innocent people to flee their homes, leaving behind their belongings, livelihoods and dreams. Many are now living in temporary tent settlements in Lebanon, where Concern Worldwide is providing emergency aid.

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Topics: emergency, syria, liberia

Global Hunger Index 2013

Bernadette Murphy | 11 October 2013 | 0 Comments

The 2013 Global Hunger Index report is called: “Building resilience to achieve food and nutrition security.” It calls for better ways to enable the world’s poorest people to become more resilient to hunger in the long-term.

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Topics: hunger

Conservation agriculture: protecting soil

Bernadette Murphy | 17 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is training people in farming techniques which are easier, cheaper and increase yields for farmers. Here’s the first part in a series of blog posts explaining how it’s done.

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Topics: farming techniques, conservation agriculture, malawi

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