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World Malaria Day: Everything you need to know about the deadly disease

Breda Gahan | 25 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Malaria is life threatening and is still among the top five leading causes of death in Africa today, especially amongst young children. Concern's Breda Gahan explains what we’re doing to combat the disease.

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Topics: Africa, health, malaria

Ebola: New outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo infects hundreds

Kevin Jenkinson | 22 November 2018 | 0 Comments

A simple hug can lead to potential death in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where a new outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected 341 people and killed 215.

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Topics: ebola virus, ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa, conflict, DRC, DRCongo, death

Central African Republic: The world’s hungriest country

Lucy Bloxham | 11 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an annual report published by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, was released. The GHI is a tool designed to measure and track hunger at global, regional and national levels to assess the progress and setbacks in combating hunger. It also reveals the hungriest country in the world, which we can use as a microcosmic example to explore the main drivers of, and possible solutions to global hunger

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Topics: global hunger index, Africa, Central African Republic, conflict, Concern50, GHI2018

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

'Kenya gives me hope' - Concern Debates' Champions reflect on trip to Kenya

Jason Kennedy | 26 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Debates 2018 champions St Killian’s German School were invited on a once in a lifetime trip to Kenya to visit our programmes in action. Here they reflect on their busy week.

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Topics: education, Africa, health, Gender inequality in schools, tackling gender inequality in education, technology, concern debates, debates, debates final, Kenya, Science

How our support in South Sudan communities is reducing the impact of malnutrition

Michael Mulpeter | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: women, south sudan, Africa, ECHO, health, conflict, malnutrition, hygiene

Female voices from Niger: 'Believe in women'

Marie Dounka | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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 ouFemale Voices from Niger series.

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Topics: women, water, nigeria, Africa, gender, gender equality, Gender inequality in schools, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'The times are changing'

Amina Toudou | 12 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: aid worker, Africa, gender, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'Anything a man can do, a woman can do'

Aida Kane | 11 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: education, women, aid worker, Africa, gender, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'I am not fragile - I am a strong woman'

Mariama Mahamadou | 10 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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. 

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Topics: women, Africa, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

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