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Responding to the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Maedhbh McDonald | 20 March 2018 | 3 Comments

Since August 2017, targeted violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 700,000 people – almost half of whom are children – to seek safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. As the number of Rohingya refugees continues to rise, this is now the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

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Topics: rohingya refugees, bangladesh, emergency response

Your support has had a BIG impact

Maedhbh McDonald | 11 January 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s thanks to people like you that we are able to save lives, and we are so grateful for your generosity.

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Topics: east africa food crisis, ethiopia, Kenya, south sudan, refugee

Concern responds to the aftermath of Sierra Leone mudslide

Maedhbh McDonald | 17 August 2017 | 3 Comments

Heavy rains have caused flash floods and mudslides in several parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone with hundreds dead and many more homeless.

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Topics: sierra leone, floods, emergency response

Your donations have provided emergency vouchers

Maedhbh McDonald | 01 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to your generous support, we've helped Syrian refugees in Turkey to live with dignity and to rebuild a future for themselves and their children.

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Topics: Syrian Crisis, turkey

Risk of starvation rises as South Sudan marks its sixth year of independence

Maedhbh McDonald | 05 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite a famine declaration being recently lifted, the food crisis in South Sudan is affecting more people than ever with the number of people facing the risk of starvation rising by an average of 9,200 a day. As the world’s youngest country approaches its sixth year of independence, we shed light on a nation falling deeper into a devastating food crisis.

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Topics: south sudan, food crisis, malnutrition

Supporting refugees and host communities in Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 27 June 2017 | 1 Comment

Persistent conflict and political unrest has forced almost two million people to flee South Sudan. Meyriam, a locality in the Republic of Sudan close to the South Sudanese border, is hosting almost 20,000 refugees. With support from ECHO and Irish Aid, Concern is there providing emergency assistance and helping families to meet their basic needs.

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Topics: Republic of Sudan, south sudan, sudan, ECHO

Celebrating dads as equal partners this Father’s Day

Maedhbh McDonald | 16 June 2017 | 0 Comments

About 80% of the world’s men and boys will become fathers in their lifetime. This Father’s Day, we celebrate dads around the world who are making an effort to get more involved in their children’s lives.

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Topics: Niger, gender equality, Father's Day

The women of Marsabit build resilience against drought

Maedhbh McDonald | 30 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Marsabit, Kenya’s largest county, sits in the north of the country and hosts a population of over 300,000 people. The county is prone to unpredictable weather conditions and has been hard hit by the recent drought. Concern is working there as part of the Resilience Consortium, funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), to strengthen communities and build resilience against drought.

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Topics: Kenya, drought, food insecurity

Reasons to support the kitchen garden project

Maedhbh McDonald | 09 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Burundi, one of the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped countries, is faced with crippling levels of hunger and malnutrition. Kitchen gardens, however, are helping to improve nutrition and your support is allowing us reach more people than ever.

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Topics: Burundi, malnutrition, nutrition, Kitchen gardens

Famine sweeps two regions in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 02 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Famine has been formally declared in two regions of South Sudan – the first classification of its kind in six years. According to UNICEF and WFP, 100,000 people are facing starvation and a further one million people are on the brink of famine.

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Topics: south sudan, food crisis, malnutrition

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