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Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, disaster, death, Aftershock, asia

#Concern50: Celebrating our survivor staff in Haiti

Dominic MacSorley | 27 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As we mark the halfway point of this milestone year in Concern's history, CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on his recent trip to Haiti to thank staff for their tireless efforts. 

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Topics: haiti, haiti earthqquake,, concern, dominic macsorley, earthquake, Concern staff, disaster, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

Aid distributions underway for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Kristin Myers | 30 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Heavy rains in Freetown, Sierra Leone, caused mudslides that killed nearly 500 people and displaced thousands. Approximately 600 people are still unaccounted for. Concern’s distribution teams have been activated and are delivering essential supplies to some of the most affected communities. 

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Topics: emergency, sierra leone, disaster

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