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World Humanitarian Day: What we learned from the @Ireland Twitter account this week

Jason Kennedy | 17 August 2018 | 0 Comments

n the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Concern Worldwide's Country Director in Nepal, Eileen Morrow, took over the @Ireland Twitter account. Here's what we learned.

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Topics: floods, Nepal, Nepal earthquake, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Twitter, Kathmandu, Family

Valerie Place: Parents of Irish nurse killed in Somalia reflect 25 years on

Jason Kennedy | 15 August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 22 February, 1993, young nurse Valerie Place was killed while working with Concern in Somalia. Now, 25 years after her death, her Dublin-based parents speak publicly for the first time about the tragic incident.

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Topics: famine, Africa, somalia, conflict, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Valerie Place, Dublin

Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, disaster, death, Aftershock, asia

Tributes pour in after passing of former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran

Jason Kennedy | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has led tributes to former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 65. 

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Topics: concern, Concern staff, Concern50, Ireland, America, Tom Moran, RIP, In Memoriam

'Kenya gives me hope' - Concern Debates' Champions reflect on trip to Kenya

Jason Kennedy | 26 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Debates 2018 champions St Killian’s German School were invited on a once in a lifetime trip to Kenya to visit our programmes in action. Here they reflect on their busy week.

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Topics: education, Africa, health, Gender inequality in schools, tackling gender inequality in education, technology, concern debates, debates, debates final, Kenya, Science

Three Rohingya refugees share their stories of escape and survival

Jason Kennedy | 11 June 2018 | 0 Comments

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in Bangladesh. Three of these refugees have shared their stories with us.

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Topics: bangladesh, rohingya refugees

'I will vaccinate my children from now on' - One mother's story of loss

Jason Kennedy | 31 May 2018 | 0 Comments

A young mother who lost two children to measles has told her heart-breaking story in the hope it encourages others to vaccinate their children.

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Topics: appeal

Fifty years of Concern: Celebrating Irish volunteers and humanitarians

Jason Kennedy | 15 May 2018 | 2 Comments

We take a look at the times Irish volunteers made a difference around the world over the last 50 years.

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Topics: volunteer

‘I was in heaven and now it's like hell’- Story of a refugee in Lebanon

Jason Kennedy | 13 April 2018 | 0 Comments

A young woman who fled war-torn Syria says her life has never been worse.

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Topics: humanitarian, syria, emergencies, lebanon, refugee, Refugee Crisis

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