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

Local and nimble: Getting things done in South Sudan

Michael Mulpeter | 10 October 2018 | 0 Comments

50 years of experience has taught us that one of the most effective ways to get work done — especially in conflict-affected countries — is to work through local partners. Finding the right partners is key, and helping them to develop and strengthen their own systems is vital.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, nutrition, war, conflict, famine, emergency response, humanitarian

S.O.S: How Ireland helped a nation – A new podcast series from Concern

Clare Ahern | 28 September 2018 | 11 Comments

Our new podcast series tells the story of the bond between Ireland and Biafra. It’s a tale of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help those starving behind a military blockade – from secret flights, to dodging bombs, to overcoming press censorship. It’s the story of how the people of Ireland were moved to help save the lives of people they'd never met, in a country thousands of miles away.

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Topics: audio, Concern50, conflict, hunger, food crisis, humanitarian

Highlights from Resurge 2018

Jason Kennedy | 20 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern's Resurge conference brought together world-renowned experts in peacekeeping and conflict-resolution, while also celebrating 50 years in operation. Here are some of the best bits.

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Topics: Resurge, Concern50, conflict

A resurgence of humanity: five things we learned at Resurge2018

Caitriona Dowd | 14 September 2018 | 0 Comments

On 7 September, Concern Worldwide hosted a global conference bringing together world leaders, policymakers, and experts on conflict and the humanitarian system to find ways to break the cycle of conflict, hunger and human suffering. Here are five things we learned.

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Topics: Resurge, conflict, Concern50

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

Irish artist Brian Maguire in South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 29 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish artist Brian Maguire travelled with Concern Wordwide to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu to meet some of the 120,000 internally displaced people who live there. The visit inspired his upcoming exhibition 'HUMANITY Site Unseen'. This photo story presents some of the highlights from his time in Bentiu.

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Topics: south sudan, conflict, humanitarian crisis, refugee

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

World Humanitarian Day: Civilians and aid workers are #NotATarget

Lucy Bloxham | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

As we get ready to mark World Humanitarian Day 2018, Lucy Bloxham explains why it is an important day in the global calendar. 

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Topics: whd, world humanitarian day, humanitarian crisis, humanitarian, aid worker, aid, conflict, death

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

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