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A resurgence of humanity: five things we learned at Resurge2018

Caitriona Dowd | 14 September 2018 | 0 Comments

On 7 September, Concern Worldwide hosted a global conference bringing together world leaders, policymakers, and experts on conflict and the humanitarian system to find ways to break the cycle of conflict, hunger and human suffering. Here are five things we learned.

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Topics: Resurge, conflict, Concern50

In Rwanda, an amazing secret spurs a new journey

Kieran McConville | 04 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Topics: Resurge, Rwanda, Rwandan Genocide, concern, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, refugee children

Breaking the Cycle of Conflict: What Can Humanitarian and Development Actors Do?

Caitriona Dowd | 03 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Conflict is on the rise globally, and is the single biggest driver of humanitarian needs today. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Caitriona Dowd, Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, explores the links between conflict and humanitarian crisis, and the urgent imperative to build peace.

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Topics: conflict, south sudan, Central African Republic, syria, somalia, hunger

HUMANITY Site Unseen: An exhibition by artist Brian Maguire

Clare Ahern | 31 August 2018 | 0 Comments

This upcoming exhibition from Brian Maguire is inspired by the men, women and children he met when he travelled to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu, South Sudan with Concern Worldwide. The camp is home to 120,000 people who have been displaced by war.

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Topics: south sudan, war, refugee

Irish artist Brian Maguire in South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 29 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish artist Brian Maguire travelled with Concern Wordwide to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu to meet some of the 120,000 internally displaced people who live there. The visit inspired his upcoming exhibition 'HUMANITY Site Unseen'. This photo story presents some of the highlights from his time in Bentiu.

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Topics: south sudan, conflict, humanitarian crisis, refugee

World Humanitarian Day: What we learned from the @Ireland Twitter account this week

Jason Kennedy | 17 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Concern Worldwide's Country Director in Nepal, Eileen Morrow, took over the @Ireland Twitter account. Here's what we learned.

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Topics: world humanitarian day, Twitter, Ireland, Nepal, Nepal earthquake, floods, Kathmandu, Family

Five things to know about conflict and hunger on World Humanitarian Day

Caitriona Dowd | 16 August 2018 | 0 Comments

As the global community prepares to mark World Humanitarian Day, the joint challenges of conflict and hunger are at the forefront of our minds. Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, shares five things to know about conflict and hunger, and what can be done to break the cycle.

A monthly food distribution in Juba PoC organised by Concern. Photo: Steve De Neef / Concern Worldwide.

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Valerie Place: Parents of Irish nurse killed in Somalia reflect 25 years on

Jason Kennedy | 15 August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 22 February, 1993, young nurse Valerie Place was killed while working with Concern in Somalia. Now, 25 years after her death, her Dublin-based parents speak publicly for the first time about the tragic incident.

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Topics: world humanitarian day, Ireland, Dublin, Valerie Place, somalia, conflict, famine, Africa

Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: world humanitarian day, humanitarian crisis, Nepal earthquake, Nepal, earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, death, Aftershock, disaster, asia

Tributes pour in after passing of former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran

Jason Kennedy | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has led tributes to former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 65. 

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Topics: Concern staff, Concern50, concern, Tom Moran, RIP, In Memoriam, Ireland, America

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