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Where there is a will there is a way: Reflections on the Rwandan genocide

Dominic MacSorley | 16 April 2019 | 1 Comment

Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley, led Concern's response to the tragedy that unfolded in Rwanda 25 years ago. He shares his recollections of the devastating aftermath of the genocide and reflects on the lessons learned in order to prevent such atrocities from happening again.

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Topics: emergency, humanitarian, Rwanda, conflict, Rwandan Genocide

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

Memories of the Haiti earthquake

Deborah Underdown | 03 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeanfrenel Tham worked with Concern during the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Here, he recounts his memories of the disaster.

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Topics: emergency, haiti

Deadly floods in Malawi

Caoimhe Gaskin | 21 January 2015 | 0 Comments

Serious floods have devastated Malawi over the last month. The flooding is so widespread that the government has declared half of the country to be in a state of disaster. There has been extensive damage to crops. Floods have washed away livestock and caused significant damage to roads and bridges.

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Topics: emergency, malawi, malawi floods

Concern helps Syrian refugees

Níall Ó Murchú | 22 September 2014 | 1 Comment

Concern Worldwide is working on the Turkish border to help refugees fleeing from Syria. We’ve already started distributing essential supplies, such as blankets and jerry cans, and food.

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Topics: emergency, syria, kurdish, refugees, turkey

Aid worker in a war zone

Bernadette Murphy | 17 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Emma Flaherty is Concern Worldwide’s field coordinator in Bentiu, South Sudan. Here, she tells us what it is like being an aid worker in a war zone.

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Topics: emergency, aid, south sudan

Ebola virus outbreak

Joan Bobrov | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

The death toll from the ebola virus disease epidemic, now in three capital cities and spreading, stands at 1,841 as of 31 August. The current west African outbreak, which was first diagnosed in Guinea in February, has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

 Concern supported health staff unpack essential supplies needed to prevent the spread of ebola. Photo: Concern Worldwide

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Topics: epidemic, ebola virus, emergency, ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, liberia, nigeria, senegal

Voices from Syria

Bernadette Murphy | 03 December 2013 | 0 Comments

The war in Syria has forced millions of innocent people to flee their homes, leaving behind their belongings, livelihoods and dreams. Many are now living in temporary tent settlements in Lebanon, where Concern Worldwide is providing emergency aid.

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Topics: emergency, syria, liberia

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