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Improving livelihoods with a community forest in Afghanistan

Aoife O'Grady | 11 July 2017 | 2 Comments

In the third of our series of blogs from Afghanistan, a Concern staff member reports on his visit to the remote village of Kozur in the north east of the country. Here, he met 60-year-old Hakim* who worked with Concern to develop thriving a community forest filled with almond, apricot, pistachio and mulberry trees.

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Topics: Livelihoods, afghanistan

Breaking the cycle of debt in Afghanistan

Aoife O'Grady | 30 March 2017 | 0 Comments

In the second in this series, a Concern staff member documents his visit to the remote village of Shah Dara in north-east Afghanistan. There, he meets 64-year-old Farid* who has started a modest cafe business with the support of Concern.

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Topics: afghanistan

Building resilience in Afghanistan

Aoife O'Grady | 03 March 2017 | 1 Comment

In the first of a series of blogs, a Concern team member in Afghanistan documents his journey from Taloqan to Cha’Ab in north-east Afghanistan, where Concern is implementing programmes with remote and vulnerable communities.

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Topics: afghanistan, disaster risk reduction, DRR, resilience

Success stories from the Concern and Irish Aid partnership

Maedhbh McDonald | 01 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Since 2012, Concern and Irish Aid have been working together on a five-year programme to create sustainable improvements in the lives of 1.3 million people in the world’s poorest countries.

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Topics: education, sierra leone, malawi, afghanistan, irish aid, sudan

Afghanistan earthquake: my experience

Janardhan Rao | 28 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern’s country director in Afghanistan, Janardhan Rao, describes this week’s earthquake and assesses the risks ahead for those affected by it.

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Topics: afghanistan, Pakistan, asian earthquake emergency

#IWD15: Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan

Caoimhe Gaskin | 27 February 2015 | 0 Comments

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re focusing on the progress being made in rural Afghanistan to empower young women and girls through our education and literacy programmes.
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Topics: international women's day, gender equality, IWD15, afghanistan

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