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A solution to extreme poverty? Graduation programmes pave the way

Chris Pain | 21 November 2017 | 0 Comments

In our thought leadership series, Chris Pain, Concern’s Head of Technical Assistance, examines graduation programmes as a potential solution to extreme poverty and looks at where the model can go from here.

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Topics: poverty, Livelihoods, Graduation, thought leadership series, development

Lebanon's refugee crisis

Eoin O'Donnell | 20 November 2017 | 0 Comments


Lebanon's refugee crisis by Concern Worldwide on Exposure
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Topics: lebanon

Giving a crap on World Toilet Day 2017

Kristin Myers | 17 November 2017 | 0 Comments

It can be tough to talk about that thing we all do, but with 2.5 billion people around the world lacking access to adequate sanitation we’re determined to break the taboo. Let’s talk crap this World Toilet Day and help make proper sanitation a reality for all!

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Topics: sanitation, wash, World Toilet Day

Innovations for maternal & newborn health: Getting from ‘great ideas’ to ‘global lifesavers’

Pam Bolton | 07 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our thought leadership series, Pam Bolton and Emma Clark argue that innovative ideas on their own are not enough to make advancements in maternal and newborn health. Global expertise and investment are required to turn ideas into action.

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Topics: maternal health, thought leadership series, innovations, child mortality

FAST reminds me how lucky I am

Catherine Daynes | 06 November 2017 | 0 Comments

27-year-old Catherine Daynes from Dunlavin has taken part in Concern FAST a total of seven times now. Year after year, it’s a meaningful experience for the Wicklow woman, reminding her of the abundance of food that so many of us take for granted every day.

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Topics: Concern FAST

Conflict often breeds disaster. So why is it neglected in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Alexander Carnwath | 24 October 2017 | 0 Comments

As part of our 'Thought Leadership' series, Alexander Carnwath, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, questions why conflict is excluded from the Disaster Risk Reduction agenda and points the way forward to a greater focus on fragile contexts. 

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Topics: conflict, disaster risk reduction, resilience, thought leadership series

World Food Day: Good recipes for a healthy body from Sierra Leone

Clare Ahern | 16 October 2017 | 0 Comments

To combat hunger, communities in Sierra Leone are turning to the fruits of their forests to supplement their diets and ensure they are consuming a diverse range of nutritious foods. Here, we share their recipe for a nourishing local dish.

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Topics: hunger, global hunger index, sierra leone, nutrition, world food day, global hunger index 2017, food

2017 Global Hunger Index: Food, power & inequality

Lucy Bloxham | 12 October 2017 | 1 Comment

Once a year, in association with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Welthungerhilfe, we jointly publish the Global Hunger Index. This year’s report tracks the state of hunger world­wide, highlighting those places where action to address hunger is most urgently needed.

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Topics: hunger, global hunger index, global hunger index 2017, food, inequality

Rohingya crisis: Meet Layru and Hala

Kieran McConville | 11 October 2017 | 3 Comments

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.

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Topics: bangladesh, nutrition, rohingya refugees

Four major food crises in 2017: What’s going wrong?

Connell Foley | 10 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the state of hunger in the world – where progress is being made and what needs to change.

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Topics: famine, hunger, nutrition, conflict, thought leadership series, development

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