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World Humanitarian Day: Civilians and aid workers are #NotATarget

Lucy Bloxham | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

As we get ready to mark World Humanitarian Day 2018, Lucy Bloxham explains why it is an important day in the global calendar. 

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Topics: humanitarian, aid, aid worker, conflict, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, whd, death

Your support brings hygiene, health and hope in Kenya

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 2 Comments

Thanks to your generous donations, we’re training Community Health Volunteers in Kenya to give maternal and neonatal health advice to mothers living in Nairobi’s slums.

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Topics: health, nutrition, maternal health, Kenya

50 years of your compassion

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 2 Comments

This year, Concern has turned 50. Here we look back at the inspirational journey made possible by your compassion and generous support.

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Topics: emergencies, innovation, Concern50, relief

Your donations give the gift of water in a crisis

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In August 2017, mudslides caused by heavy rain killed over 500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 600 people were left unaccounted for and thousands were displaced from their homes. With your support, we were able to immediately activate our distribution teams to deliver essential items, including clean water, to some of the worst affected communities.

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Topics: emergencies, water, sierra leone, emergency response, wash, NFI kits, shelter

#Concern50: Our rich history in Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 03 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Marking a milestone year in Concern’s history, CEO Dominic MacSorley visited teams on the ground to thank them for their hard work and dedication. In the second of a series of blogs documenting his experiences, Dominic pays tribute to our team in Ethiopia.

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Topics: climate change, ethiopia, conflict, drought, Concern staff, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

#Concern50: Celebrating our survivor staff in Haiti

Dominic MacSorley | 27 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As we mark the halfway point of this milestone year in Concern's history, CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on his recent trip to Haiti to thank staff for their tireless efforts. 

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Topics: haiti, haiti earthqquake,, concern, dominic macsorley, earthquake, Concern staff, disaster, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

'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

A Q&A with Concern Debates Judge Jennifer Gillen

Jennifer Gillen | 24 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As the 2018/2019 Concern Debates opens its doors to school registrations, our search for volunteer adjudicators begins again too. This week, we hear from adjudicator Jennifer Gillen and get her thoughts on what makes the whole experience so special.

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Topics: concern debates

How our support in South Sudan communities is reducing the impact of malnutrition

Michael Mulpeter | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

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Topics: women, south sudan, Africa, ECHO, health, conflict, malnutrition, hygiene

Female voices from Niger: 'Believe in women'

Marie Dounka | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Marie Dounka's brother offered her support and advice, which gave her the courage and confidence to start her career. She tells her story in the third blog from ouFemale Voices from Niger series.

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Topics: women, water, nigeria, Africa, gender, gender equality, Gender inequality in schools, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

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