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Breaking the Cycle of Conflict: What Can Humanitarian and Development Actors Do?

Caitriona Dowd | 03 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Conflict is on the rise globally, and is the single biggest driver of humanitarian needs today. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Caitriona Dowd, Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, explores the links between conflict and humanitarian crisis, and the urgent imperative to build peace.

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Topics: syria, hunger, south sudan, somalia, Central African Republic, conflict

“Without peace, there is no hope”: the displaced voices of war

Caitriona Dowd | 19 June 2018 | 2 Comments

Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, travelled to Central African Republic (CAR) where she met people who’ve been forced from their home and everything they know because of conflict. This week, as we mark World Refugee Day, she shares some of their stories.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, conflict, Refugee Crisis

Ending hunger is possible, if we can cut conflict

Simon Starling | 23 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Hunger is on the rise globally for the first time in 15 years. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Simon Starling, Head of Policy and Campaigns, explores the links between hunger and conflict and examines what can be done to reverse this trend.

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Topics: hunger, Central African Republic, conflict, sustainable development goals, thought leadership series

A day at the fair in Central African Republic

Alex Tsakiridis | 20 September 2017 | 2 Comments

Concern’s Alex Tsakiridis illustrates the impact that a simple seed fair can have on a community seeking to recover from the trauma of civil conflict in Central African Republic (CAR).

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Topics: Central African Republic

The Central African Republic: a crisis unfolding under the radar

Dominic MacSorley | 04 January 2017 | 0 Comments

In the first week of the New Year, Concern’s CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the global humanitarian challenges before us in 2017, with a focus on the often under-reported conflict in the Central African Republic.

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Topics: Central African Republic, CAR

Water brings life: stories from the Central African Republic

Maedhbh McDonald | 25 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Water brings life by Concern Worldwide on Exposure
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Topics: Central African Republic, CAR

Seeds of change in Central African Republic

Maedhbh McDonald | 12 July 2016 | 0 Comments

In one of the world’s poorest countries, Concern is providing local communities with seeds to ensure a brighter future. Learn how Concern seed fairs are supporting the poorest households in Central African Republic.

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Topics: agriculture, Livelihoods, Central African Republic

Reflections on Pope Francis’ visit to CAR

Reka Sztopa | 30 November 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis is on his way back to Rome after an exciting and successful visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), the last stop on his Africa tour. Reka Sztopa , Concern’s interim Country Director in CAR, reflects on his two day visit.

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Topics: Central African Republic

Stories from Central African Republic: the cost of sectarian conflict

Daniel Gray | 10 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether Muslim or Christian, sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic has had devastating effects on struggling farmers. Bloodshed, displacement and destruction have left the population traumatised and vulnerable.

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Topics: Central African Republic

The Brief: Central African Republic

Daniel Gray | 24 March 2015 | 0 Comments

The Central African Republic has been suffering from widespread violence since late 2012. In a time of global turmoil, the terrible human consequences of this conflict barely make the news. Ahead of a presidential election in August, we take stock of the trauma armed violence is exacting on the country.

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Topics: hunger, refugees, Central African Republic, conflict

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