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#Concern50: Our rich history in Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 03 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Marking a milestone year in Concern’s history, CEO Dominic MacSorley visited teams on the ground to thank them for their hard work and dedication. In the second of a series of blogs documenting his experiences, Dominic pays tribute to our team in Ethiopia.

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Topics: climate change, ethiopia, conflict, drought, Concern staff, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

Urban disasters: Preventing another tragedy in Freetown

Kai Matturi | 26 September 2017 | 5 Comments

In the first of our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Kai Matturi, Concern’s Programme Knowledge and Learning Adviser, reflects on the devastating impact of climate change and how we can mitigate against it.

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Topics: sierra leone, climate change, bangladesh, disaster risk reduction, resilience, thought leadership series

Paris Accord: Urgency and solidarity of response is what matters now

Dominic MacSorley | 02 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern's CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the United States' decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and its implications for our shared future. 

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Topics: climate, climate change, ethiopia, dominic macsorley

Somalia: on the brink of famine?

Deborah Underdown | 09 February 2017 | 0 Comments

The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, has warned that famine could soon become a reality in Somalia. In 2011 a famine resulted in the estimated loss of more than a quarter a million lives so why is the country once again on the brink of catastrophe? 

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Topics: climate change, somalia, drought

Drought brings food crisis to Ethiopia

Craig Burnett | 09 February 2016 | 0 Comments

A huge drought in Ethiopia means millions of people are malnourished, at risk of disease or unable to earn a living. Ethiopia country director Kate Corcoran tells us how things are on the ground and what Concern is doing to help.

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Topics: climate change, ethiopia, climate justice

Devastating El Niño driving food insecurity

Aoife O'Grady | 26 January 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2015-2016 El Niño is expected to be one of the strongest in the past 50 years. We already see the severe impact on food security. How are vulnerable communities coping? And what is Concern doing to support affected communities?

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Topics: climate change, el nino, climate justice

COP21: What the Paris climate deal means for the world

Alexander Carnwath | 16 December 2015 | 0 Comments

The dust has now settled on the COP21 climate talks in Paris, but what do the results mean for those most at risk from the effects of climate change? Ally Carnwath, who was there as the action unfolded, explains.

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Topics: climate change, climate justice, cop21

Climate change: voices from the frontline

Saroj Dash | 14 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Climate change expert Saroj Dash explains why poor communities in the Bay of Bengal are demanding action on climate change – and how local know-how (and mangrove forests) can play a vital role.

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Topics: climate change, bangladesh, climate justice, cop21

Shocking and inspiring: stories from the COP21 climate summit

Alexander Carnwath | 10 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Tension is rising at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, which end this week. Concern’s Alexander Carnwath has been there throughout, arguing for a strong deal that protects the world’s poorest people.

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Topics: climate change, cop21

Climate justice: helping the most vulnerable to adapt

Alexander Carnwath | 04 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Reporting from COP21 in Paris, Concern's Alexander Carnwath explains why industrial countries must provide financial and technological support for the developing countries that are most affected by climate change.

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Topics: climate change, climate justice

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