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Meet the Irish boy who skipped school aged 16 to join a major aid mission to Africa

Kevin Jenkinson | 09 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Young Karl Vekins was just 16 when he skipped school for the adventure of a lifetime on-board Ireland’s first major aid mission to a famine and war-torn region in Africa.

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Topics: famine, humanitarian, aid, nigeria, Africa, humanitarian crisis, Concern50, war

QUIZ: Can you name the Irish celebrities in this classic 80s video for Concern?

Kevin Jenkinson | 02 April 2018 | 0 Comments

This 1985 hit song 'Show Some Concern' highlights that music can be a force for good in Ireland, but can you name the celebrities who were in it?

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Topics: ethiopia, Republic of Sudan, Concern50

Awoken by gunfire: A Syrian father’s perilous journey from war to safety in Lebanon

Kevin Jenkinson | 24 August 2017 | 0 Comments

None of us ever expect to be woken-up suddenly by the sound of bombs and gunfire – but that is the horror that has forced many Syrian families to rapidly leave their homes to flee the inhuman indifference of war.

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Topics: lebanon, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Refugee Crisis

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