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Meet the Irish boy who skipped school aged 16 to join a major aid mission to Africa

Kevin Jenkinson | 09 April 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: famine, humanitarian, aid, nigeria, Africa, humanitarian crisis, Concern50, war

Want to see the real Africa? Eight Instagram accounts to follow

Maedhbh McDonald | 15 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: Africa, Instagram

Concern to distribute emergency relief to 14,000 affected by Nepal earthquake

Sadhbh Goodhue | 30 April 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is preparing to distribute shelter and relief supplies to 14,000 families in four of the hardest-hit districts of Nepal following the recent earthquake.

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Topics: Africa, Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

World AIDS Day 2014

Caoimhe Gaskin | 28 November 2014 | 0 Comments

The impact of the Ebola outbreak on an already fragile health system in Sierra Leone is becoming increasingly apparent. On World AIDS Day, we look at what is being done to minimise the impact of this outbreak on those living with HIV and AIDS in Tonkolili District.
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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa, HIV, AIDS

Impact of complaints mechanism in Kivu

Sadhbh Goodhue | 20 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is supporting vulnerable, conflict-affected people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. We’re doing this in lots of ways and helping people like Saa Mbili.

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Topics: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, ECHO, 16 days of activism

Ebola outbreak: dignity among the chaos

Caoimhe Gaskin | 14 November 2014 | 0 Comments

As the death toll rises in west Africa, we're tackling the immediate effects of the Ebola crisis while also highlighting the quieter impact of the tragedy in people’s day-to-day lives.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa

Safe and dignified burials in Sierra Leone

Caoimhe Gaskin | 12 November 2014 | 0 Comments

In the world of infectious diseases, a lot of sadness hides behind acronyms. Recently, Concern became involved with one of the very saddest: “DBM”, or “dead body management.”

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa

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