On a overcast summer afternoon in 2014, a young woman arrived at the front door of the Concern Worldwide office in London. With her she carried a gift… and an amazing story of survival, redemption, and hope
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An estimated 507,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar and crossed the border to Bangladesh. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports from the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh with just one of many harrowing stories - the story of *Layru and her two year old daughter *Hala.
Just a few miles from the idyllic shores of the world’s longest sea beach in south eastern Bangladesh, an epic human tragedy is unfolding. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports.
Scorched earth, scattered carcasses and struggling families. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports from the Gabiley region in Somaliland, where the worst drought in decades is devastating livestock and pushing families to the brink of starvation.
In the context of continued conflict and a looming food crisis, mere survival is challenging for many in South Sudan. On a recent trip to the world’s newest nation, Concern’s Kieran McConville spoke to mother of four, Atuil Chok, about her struggle to feed her young family.
A serious humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the world’s youngest nation – beyond the glare of the international media spotlight. Concern is working to hold back the tide in a remote, forgotten region.
Kieran McConville reports from one of Liberia’s many farmer field schools yielding A+ results for local communities.
Kieran McConville discovers how strong commitment from village communities in Liberia is powering projects to improve their health, well-being and prosperity.
Like most of us in Ireland, Kieran McConville thought he knew a thing or two about potatoes. But during a recent trip to Malawi he discovered that he’d been tricked by a delicious, nutritious potato impostor.
Last Saturday, 7 November, marked 42 days since the last reported case of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone – twice the maximum incubation period. According to the World Health Organisation, this means that the outbreak has officially ended. Concern Worldwide’s Sheena McCann played a crucial, if unlikely, role in stopping the virus. I met her on a recent trip to the country.