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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

How our support in South Sudan communities is reducing the impact of malnutrition

Michael Mulpeter | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

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Topics: malnutrition, south sudan, hygiene, health, women, Africa, conflict, ECHO

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

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

In this age of brute militarisation diplomacy may not be dead but it needs revitalised leadership

Dominic MacSorley | 20 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of a major conference next week on the future of Syria, Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley says Ireland's society, energy and history could help influence necessary change.

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Topics: Syrian Refugee Crisis, conflict, Ireland, peace, politics, lebanon

Conflict often breeds disaster. So why is it neglected in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Alexander Carnwath | 24 October 2017 | 0 Comments

As part of our 'Thought Leadership' series, Alexander Carnwath, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, questions why conflict is excluded from the Disaster Risk Reduction agenda and points the way forward to a greater focus on fragile contexts. 

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Topics: thought leadership series, disaster risk reduction, resilience, conflict

Four major food crises in 2017: What’s going wrong?

Connell Foley | 10 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the state of hunger in the world – where progress is being made and what needs to change.

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Topics: thought leadership series, hunger, nutrition, famine, conflict, development

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