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Bittersweet Back to School for Syrian children in Turkey

Caoimhe Gaskin | 29 August 2016 | 2 Comments

With the last schoolbook wrapped and the final layer of polish applied to new shoes, it’s finally back to school time for Irish children. It’s an exciting occasion, one that is marked by a mixture of nerves and anticipation for the coming school year. But for many young Syrian refugees in Turkey, the familiar back to school ritual has been replaced with one of protracted frustration and uncertainty for their future.

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Topics: turkey, education, children of peace, Syrian Refugee Crisis

World Breastfeeding Week 2016: why breast is best in the fight against inequality

Caoimhe Gaskin | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

This World Breastfeeding Week, we’re celebrating the power of women to create sustainable, positive change across the globe.
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Topics: World Breastfeeding Week, maternal health

Burundi flooding: homes and livelihoods washed away

Caoimhe Gaskin | 21 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Close to the border of Democratic Republic of Congo lies Gatumba, a region in western Burundi near the capital city of Bujumbura. Recently heavy rains, amplified by the El Niño effect, caused the river Rusizi to burst its banks. The results were serious for nearby communities.

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Topics: Burundi, NFI kits

Concern Debates 2016 Final champions: Cross and Passion College Ballycastle

Caoimhe Gaskin | 19 May 2016 | 0 Comments

The Concern Debates National Final 2016 took place on Wednesday 18 May in The Helix, DCU.

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Topics: concern debates, debates final

Watch live: Concern Debates 2016 final

Caoimhe Gaskin | 17 May 2016 | 2 Comments

The Concern Debates National Final 2015 – 2016 will take place tonight at 7pm in The Helix, DCU.

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Topics: concern debates, debates final

Technology in the classroom: reducing illiteracy in Niger

Caoimhe Gaskin | 20 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Concern’s innovative approach to improving literacy through technology is leading the way in Niger.

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Topics: education, innovation, technology, Niger

South Sudan facing food crisis

Caoimhe Gaskin | 30 October 2015 | 0 Comments

The world’s youngest nation is on the brink of a full-scale food crisis.

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Topics: south sudan

Global Hunger Index 2015: mapping the world’s hunger

Caoimhe Gaskin | 12 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Now in its tenth year, the Global Hunger Index is an annual report published by Concern Worldwide, IFPRI and Welthungerhilfe which maps global hunger levels and identifies the improvements or the deterioration of food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This year’s Index also examines the complex relationship between hunger and conflict.

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Topics: hunger, global hunger index, GHI2015, GHI

Concern Worldwide's #NepalEarthquake response explained

Caoimhe Gaskin | 06 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Co-ordinating an emergency response is a difficult and challenging task. Concern is working with local partner organisations, Rural Reconstruction Nepal and Nepal Water for Health, to assess the situation in Nepal and to distribute aid as quickly as possible to those who need it most. Here are answers to some common questions that have arisen as a result of the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Liberia: marking a year of Ebola

Caoimhe Gaskin | 24 March 2015 | 1 Comment

This was an emergency of unprecedented proportions which no one was prepared for.

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Topics: ebola, liberia

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