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How a rapid response helped to avert famine in Somalia this year

Alexander Carnwath | 22 December 2017 | 1 Comment

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, Alexander Carnwath, and Resilience Programme Manager in Somalia, Dustin Caniglia examine the effectiveness of early warning systems and rapid response in helping to avert famine in Somalia this year and their continued importance in 2018.

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Topics: famine, somalia, food crisis, drought, thought leadership series

Untold refugee stories from Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 20 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the last few years we have seen and heard a huge amount about the western world’s attempts to respond to the global refugee crisis. But far less attention is paid to the countries who are assuming the overwhelming share of responsibility in caring for refugees. Ethiopia is one of many countries offering refuge to South Sudanese people displaced by conflict. 

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Topics: ethiopia

From hunger to hope: Improving nutrition for refugees in Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 14 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2013, over two million people have been forced to flee South Sudan to escape a brutal civil conflict. Concern is providing nutrition support to refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

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Topics: hunger, south sudan, ethiopia, nutrition, refugee, Refugee Crisis

The quiet crisis: Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aoife O'Grady | 12 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Between Brexit Border tensions and dangerously undiplomatic stateside tweeting, our media has been dominated by threatened political crises over the past months. Meanwhile, one very real human crisis has been silently slipping off the agenda – the plight of the Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

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Topics: bangladesh, rohingya refugees

#MeToo – the global perspective

Dominic MacSorley | 11 December 2017 | 0 Comments

From the election of a US President whose negative commentary on women is no secret, to the outpouring of revelations about Hollywood executives and the subsequent #MeToo campaign, it has been a watershed year for spotlighting the ways in which women continue to be disproportionately targeted for abuse by those in power.

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Topics: gender equality

Accelerating towards zero hunger with SUN

Connell Foley | 06 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, and his recent experience at SUN’s 2017 Global Gathering.  

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Topics: malnutrition, thought leadership series

Alliance2015 Roundtable on Resilience, Hunger and Poverty

Clare Ahern | 06 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Alliance2015 are hosting a 'Learning Roundtable on Resilience, Hunger and Poverty' in Dublin on 7 December. A livestream of the event will be available here. 

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Topics: poverty, hunger, Events, resilience, Alliance2015

360 video: A journey to hope in Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 04 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Nyakoun Tut’s quiet rural life was turned upside down by conflict. Now a refugee of war, our 360 video tells the story of her journey to hope.

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Topics: humanitarian, south sudan, ethiopia, refugee, Refugee Crisis

Is HIV off topic on the global health agenda?

Breda Gahan | 01 December 2017 | 0 Comments

This World AIDS Day, Breda Gahan - Concern’s Global Health & HIV and AIDS Programme Adviser and Tsion Fikre – Concern’s Health and HIV Research Intern discuss the position of HIV on the global health agenda and how Concern Worldwide is incorporating HIV and AIDS responses into its programmes.

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Topics: HIV, AIDS, health, World AIDS Day

Concern FAST: Irish public comes up trumps

Aoife O'Grady | 01 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday, thousands of people up and down the country took on Concern FAST. They gave up different things – from food and coffee to tech and social media – but they shared one single goal: to raise as much money as possible for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. You can still help them achieve it!

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Topics: Concern FAST

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