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QUIZ: How well do you remember the year that was 2018?

Jason Kennedy | 29 December 2018 | 1 Comment

This year was a busy one both for Concern and the international community. Take our quick quiz and see how much you remember from the year that was.

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Topics: 2018, GHI2018, GHI, global hunger index, Central African Republic, CAR, haiti, charity, hunger, conflict, ebola, ebola virus, Concern50, Bill Clinton, kofi annan, Ghana, syria, lebanon, turkey, rohingya refugees

Why cash is king: How mobile cash transfers save lives and empower locals in Somalia

Paul Carr | 19 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Cash is revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being delivered. Somalia is a prime example of this, where in coordination with donors such as European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) and Irish Aid, Concern is finding innovative ways to ensure that those most in need are reached while empowering them along the way.

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Topics: somalia, cash transfers, emergency response, resilience, drought, conflict

Conflict and hunger in Somalia

Clare Ahern | 13 December 2018 | 0 Comments

In Somalia, more than two and a half decades of armed conflict has had a devastating impact on innocent civilians. There are now more than 870,000 Somalis registered as refugees in nearby countries, and over 2.1 million people are displaced within the country itself. Insecurity has meant that aid agencies have often struggled to reach the most vulnerable communities.

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Topics: somalia, hunger, conflict, nutrition, resilience

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

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

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