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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Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
Marie Dounka's brother offered her support and advice, which gave her the courage and confidence to start her career. She tells her story in the third blog from our Female Voices from Niger series.
Amina Toudou wants to motivate other women to not limit themselves and dream big. She explains why in our final blog from our Female Voices from Niger series.
In our second blog from our Female Voices from Niger series, Concern Worldwide HR Officer in Niger Aida Kane explains how education pushed her to work and why she sees it as her contribution to society.
Mariama Mahamadou is our Emergency Health and Nutrition Program Manager in Tahoua, Niger. In the first of our Female Voices from Niger series, She shares her journey so far.
Rakia Adamou started working as a security guard with Concern almost two years ago. In the fourth blog from our Female Voices from Niger series, she tells us what makes her a fighter.
Young Karl Vekins was just 16 when he skipped school for the adventure of a lifetime on-board Ireland’s first major aid mission to a famine and war-torn region in Africa.
With over 500 million users worldwide, Instagram is fast becoming the social network of choice. In Africa, contemporary photographers are using Instagram to share African stories through an African lens. These photographers are challenging perceptions and shining a light on what they believe to be the real Africa.