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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

Seven things you need to know about the sustainable development goals

Francesca Fryer | 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments

The UN General Assembly launches the new sustainable development goals this week. What can we hope for them to achieve? 

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Topics: hunger, aid, sustainable development goals

Aid worker in a war zone

Bernadette Murphy | 17 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Emma Flaherty is Concern Worldwide’s field coordinator in Bentiu, South Sudan. Here, she tells us what it is like being an aid worker in a war zone.

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Topics: emergency, aid, south sudan

Music and education

Joan Bobrov | 15 September 2014 | 1 Comment

Music is being used to educate people about important issues in the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, lyrics carry critical messages that can be the difference between life and death.

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Topics: aid, music, education, innovation, sierra leone

World Humanitarian Day 2014

Bernadette Murphy | 19 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to remember humanitarian workers we have lost and to celebrate aid workers who endure difficult conditions all over the world.

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Topics: humanitarian, emergencies, aid, charity, global

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