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Cyclone Idai: Hundreds killed after storm hits Southern Africa

Jason Kennedy | 20 March 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 430 people have been killed with hundreds more missing across Southern Africa due to one of the worst tropical cyclones on record.

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Topics: malawi, malawi floods, emergency response

Syrian refugees hit by floods in Lebanon

Clare Ahern | 16 January 2019 | 0 Comments

In the space of just two weeks, storms ‘Norma’ and ‘Miriam’ have brought torrential rain, freezing winds and snow to Lebanon, leaving Syrian refugee settlements under flood water. Concern has been providing vital support to vulnerable families.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, floods, emergency response, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis

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, emergency response, conflict, drought, resilience, cash transfers

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: famine, humanitarian, south sudan, nutrition, emergency response, conflict, malnutrition, war

Your donations give the gift of water in a crisis

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In August 2017, mudslides caused by heavy rain killed over 500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 600 people were left unaccounted for and thousands were displaced from their homes. With your support, we were able to immediately activate our distribution teams to deliver essential items, including clean water, to some of the worst affected communities.

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Topics: emergencies, water, sierra leone, emergency response, wash, NFI kits, shelter

Responding to the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Maedhbh McDonald | 20 March 2018 | 3 Comments

Since August 2017, targeted violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 700,000 people – almost half of whom are children – to seek safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. As the number of Rohingya refugees continues to rise, this is now the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

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Topics: bangladesh, emergency response, rohingya refugees

DRC crisis: Your questions answered

Grégoire Borgoltz | 07 February 2018 | 0 Comments

As violence intensifies in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Concern's Country Director in DRC, Grégoire Borgoltz, outlines the factors contributing to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, emergency response, DRC, humanitarian crisis

Concern responds to the aftermath of Sierra Leone mudslide

Maedhbh McDonald | 17 August 2017 | 3 Comments

Heavy rains have caused flash floods and mudslides in several parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone with hundreds dead and many more homeless.

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Topics: sierra leone, floods, emergency response

Concern delivers emergency response following deadly landslides in Bangladesh

Aoife O'Grady | 14 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern is delivering an emergency response in Bangladesh following yesterday’s disastrous landslides that have so far killed 135 people and left thousands homeless.

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Topics: bangladesh, emergency response

Distributions underway on La Gonâve Island

Kristin Myers | 13 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Grand Vide, in a remote corner of La Gonâve island’s west coast, was hard hit when Matthew passed over Haiti’s southern peninsula into the gulf where the country’s largest island sits. But their struggles have gone largely unnoticed by the world.

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Topics: haiti, emergency response, Hurricane Matthew

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