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Syrian refugee crisis: update from Lebanon

Daniel Gray | 04 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Syrians in Lebanon are making compromises nobody should have to make, just to survive. Find out how you can help.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, appeal, Syrian Refugee Crisis

What is disaster risk reduction (and why does it matter)?

Daniel Gray | 12 November 2015 | 1 Comment

When you think about humanitarian action, extreme images probably spring to mind: food distributions in famine-stricken areas, or camps of temporary shelters built in the wake of some catastrophic natural disaster, for example. But a significant amount of Concern Worldwide’s work is ensuring that these extreme responses aren’t needed in the first place

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Topics: disaster risk reduction

Bright ideas for Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Daniel Gray | 13 October 2015 | 0 Comments

For International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 (#IDDR2015), Concern Worldwide is teaming up with the Commissioners for Irish Lights. Together, we’re raising awareness of the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction in our respective areas of operation by sharing knowledge of how we reduce risks in order to make people's lives safer and better.

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Topics: disaster risk reduction

School in refuge: the stories of three Syrian children in Turkey

Daniel Gray | 23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

Around 1.5 million Syrians currently live as refugees in neighbouring Turkey – half of whom are children. Struggling to find a quality education – or any education at all – these children are at risk of becoming a lost generation. Through the Children of Peace programme, Concern hopes to offer them a lifeline.

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Topics: syria, refugees, turkey, education, Syrian Crisis

The real refugee crisis is in Lebanon, not Europe

Daniel Gray | 14 September 2015 | 0 Comments

As the spotlight falls on the response of Ireland and the broader European community to the influx of refugees, more than a million Syrians are still hosted in neighbouring Lebanon.

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon

Funding the refugee crisis from existing aid budgets is unacceptable

Daniel Gray | 09 September 2015 | 0 Comments

CEO of Concern Worldwide, Dominic MacSorley, says the UN General Assembly this month must address Syria conflict that drives refugee crisis.

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Topics: syria, refugees

The future of aid: six lessons from the Irish Humanitarian Summit

Daniel Gray | 08 September 2015 | 0 Comments

An important moment for the global community to define what humane, effective and responsible humanitarian action looks like has come. Find out what leaders in the field think the future of aid should look like.

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Solar technology lights up Nepal (and beyond)

Daniel Gray | 29 July 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to innovation, there are few developing technologies with as much positive potential as solar power. But the impact isn’t just environmental: it’s brightening up our humanitarian and development work too.

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Topics: innovation, Nepal

Places for the displaced: theatres, camps and fairs in the DRC

Daniel Gray | 29 July 2015 | 0 Comments

In North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), insecurity and violence are part of everyday life. Our humanitarian response provides a range of support that aims to meet the immediate needs of displaced families while helping them to rebuild their lives.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, conflict

Tanzania: a sustainable legacy

Daniel Gray | 17 July 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2016, after 37 years in Tanzania, Concern Worldwide will conclude its work in the East African nation. Here we explore the legacy of improved food security and nutrition we will leave behind.

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Topics: Tanzania, sustainability, food security

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