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Empowering women plays a key role in Syria humanitarian response

Dominic MacSorley | 19 March 2019 | 0 Comments

As Ireland continues it's journey to full gender equality, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley says it is vitally important that we show solidarity with people who are furthest behind around the world — especially Syria. 

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

Eight years of Syrian conflict: Stories of survival

Jason Kennedy | 15 March 2019 | 0 Comments

To reflect on eight full years since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, we met with three Syrian women who are attempting to rebuild their lives in Northern Lebanon.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

QUIZ: Eight years of conflict in Syria

Jason Kennedy | 14 March 2019 | 0 Comments

We look at the impact of eight years of ongoing conflict on Syrians, both within Syria and in neighbouring countries, where millions have sought refuge.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis, quiz

QUIZ: Match the inspiring quote to the woman who said it

Jason Kennedy | 08 March 2019 | 0 Comments

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the world’s most inspirational women and their words of wisdom.

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Topics: international women's day, Female voices, Empowering Women

Why is gender equality important?

Clare Ahern | 06 March 2019 | 0 Comments

As International Women’s Day approaches, we’re celebrating stories of empowerment for some of the inspirational women we work with. But we’re also asking why gender equality is so crucial to the elimination of poverty. Here are five reasons why equality for women and girls is so important. 

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Topics: gender, international women's day, gender equality, women's rights

Love empowers: Stories from around the world

Clare Ahern | 14 February 2019 | 4 Comments

We hear about ‘the power of love’ all the time – in romantic movies and in the lyrics of aching love-songs. In our work with the world’s poorest people, we are lucky enough to see the empowering nature of love in some of the most challenging circumstances. We see how love, in all its forms, can inspire us to do better, and how it can lift us up in times of crisis.

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Topics: sierra leone, south sudan, health, nutrition, gender equality, women's rights

My experience volunteering with Concern in Sierra Leone

Carlos Velázquez | 28 January 2019 | 2 Comments

Carlos Velazquez took up a Monitoring and Evaluation position in Sierra Leone as part of the EU Aid Volunteer programme. Here he shares his experiences of a role that brought him into the heart of the communities that Concern works with and challenged his preconceptions about working with data.

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Topics: sierra leone, eu aid volunteer, digital data

Your donation makes the world of difference

Maedhbh McDonald | 17 January 2019 | 1 Comment

It’s not always easy to give, but when you see how your gift has transformed lives in Somalia, you'll realise it’s worth every penny.

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Topics: hunger, somalia, cash transfers

Syrian refugees hit by floods in Lebanon

Clare Ahern | 16 January 2019 | 0 Comments

In the space of just two weeks, storms ‘Norma’ and ‘Miriam’ have brought torrential rain, freezing winds and snow to Lebanon, leaving Syrian refugee settlements under flood water. Concern has been providing vital support to vulnerable families.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, floods, emergency response, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Young Scientist Exhibition: Three projects helping the developing world

Jason Kennedy | 11 January 2019 | 0 Comments

This week, the 55th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is taking place in Dublin. We caught up with three groups from schools whose creations could help the developing world.

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Topics: education, Ireland

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