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Ebola: crisis reaches new heights

Joan Bobrov | 24 September 2014 | 0 Comments

As the death toll from Ebola escalates rapidly in the two worst affected countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Concern Worldwide continues its on-the-ground response. 
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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, liberia

Music and education

Joan Bobrov | 15 September 2014 | 1 Comment

Music is being used to educate people about important issues in the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, lyrics carry critical messages that can be the difference between life and death.

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Topics: aid, music, education, innovation, sierra leone

Transformations in Haiti

Joan Bobrov | 29 August 2014 | 1 Comment

Actor and Concern Worldwide global ambassador, Toni Collette has just returned from a visit to Haiti where she saw our work firsthand. Four and a half years ago, the country was brought to a standstill after a devastating earthquake destroyed the capital of Port-au-Prince. 

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Topics: toni collette, haiti

South Sudan: food crisis looms

Joan Bobrov | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Three years ago this week, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation, brimming with optimism and hope after decades of civil war.

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Topics: food scarcity, poverty, food insecurity, famine, south sudan

Ebola virus outbreak

Joan Bobrov | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

The death toll from the ebola virus disease epidemic, now in three capital cities and spreading, stands at 1,841 as of 31 August. The current west African outbreak, which was first diagnosed in Guinea in February, has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

 Concern supported health staff unpack essential supplies needed to prevent the spread of ebola. Photo: Concern Worldwide

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Topics: epidemic, ebola virus, emergency, ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, liberia, nigeria, senegal

Famine: the scandal of our age

Joan Bobrov | 24 July 2014 | 0 Comments

In the past, there were no sophisticated systems in place to track food availability in countries that were prone to drought and conflict, or where harvests simply failed due to weather conditions. Today, all of that has changed and the occurrence of famine is generally caused by gross political failure. This is one of the scandals of our age.

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Topics: famine, south sudan

New farming techniques in Zambia

Joan Bobrov | 30 July 2012 | 2 Comments

We often train people in new farming techniques. This has led to great successes – here’s an example of this from our work in Zambia.

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Topics: innovation in farming, conservation agriculture, crop rotation, zambia

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