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Tackling malnutrition in the desert: A photo story from Pakistan

Clare Ahern | 05 April 2018 | 0 Comments

In the second of our two-part series from Pakistan's Thar Desert, we focus on the nutrition component of our integrated programme which is tackling the devastating effects of recurrent drought in the region. Supported by ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid department, we're working with partners to treat women and children suffering from malnutrition. 

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Topics: hunger, ECHO, nutrition, malnutrition, Pakistan, drought, Desert

Tackling drought in the Desert: A photo story from Pakistan

Clare Ahern | 28 March 2018 | 0 Comments

In the first of our 2018 reports from Pakistan's Thar Desert, we look at the consolidated efforts necessary to deliver an integrated food and nutrition programme that has long term impact. With support from ECHO, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, Concern is working with partners to change the conditions that are causing recurrent malnutrition crises in a region crippled by water shortages as a result of a prolonged drought.

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Topics: ECHO, Livelihoods, wash, Pakistan, drought, Desert

Improving community health in Niger

Ciara Hogan | 26 March 2018 | 0 Comments

With support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, Concern is working hand in hand with communities in rural Niger to improve health, nutrition and sanitation. Learn how community health volunteers, Mika and Abdoussalam, are helping to educate their neighbours and bring about lasting change.

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Topics: ECHO, health, Niger

Fre’s fight against malnutrition

Kemueis Welde Gebriel | 22 September 2017 | 0 Comments

When Fre Hiluf from Ethiopia was just seven months old, she was diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. She was brought to a Concern and European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) health centre and Fre’s little body began her fierce fight back to health. Here, her grandmother, Kemueis, tells the story of Fre’s recovery. 

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Topics: ethiopia, ECHO

Supporting the most vulnerable in Ethiopia

Cian Purcell-Milton | 14 July 2017 | 0 Comments

In a small village in Ethiopia, two grandparents look to the future with hope for their grandchild.

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Topics: ethiopia, ECHO, nutrition, malnutrition

Supporting refugees and host communities in Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 27 June 2017 | 1 Comment

Persistent conflict and political unrest has forced almost two million people to flee South Sudan. Meyriam, a locality in the Republic of Sudan close to the South Sudanese border, is hosting almost 20,000 refugees. With support from ECHO and Irish Aid, Concern is there providing emergency assistance and helping families to meet their basic needs.

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Topics: south sudan, ECHO, sudan, Republic of Sudan

Access to clean water is a big deal, especially for women like Filema

Cian Purcell-Milton | 08 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The ECHO funded water scheme in Ethiopia saves Filema a two-hour round trip each time she needs water for her household and is a positive contribution to her family’s health and quality of life.

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Topics: women, water, ethiopia, ECHO, gender, health

Meeting basic shelter needs in Lebanon

Aoife O'Grady | 26 April 2017 | 1 Comment

Imagine that a conflict has forced you and your family from your home and into a foreign country. What is the first thing you do? You try to find safe shelter. Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian families in Lebanon have a space where they can live in safety and with dignity.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Voices from Lebanon: “Thank you for not giving up on my son”

Aoife O'Grady | 25 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian children like Kareem* have the opportunity to learn and develop to their full potential.

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Topics: lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Clean and accessible water for health centres in Ethiopia

Gedyan Tesfay | 15 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Water harvesting schemes, installed in health centres in Ethiopia by Concern and European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), are providing a clean and accessible source of water for health staff and patients. Gedyan Tesfay, Director at one health centre in Tiku, Doga Temben describes the impact.

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Topics: ethiopia, ECHO, wash

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