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#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

QUIZ: Can you name the Irish celebrities in this classic 80s video for Concern?

Kevin Jenkinson | 02 April 2018 | 0 Comments

This 1985 hit song 'Show Some Concern' highlights that music can be a force for good in Ireland, but can you name the celebrities who were in it?

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Topics: ethiopia, Republic of Sudan, Concern50

Your support has had a BIG impact

Maedhbh McDonald | 11 January 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s thanks to people like you that we are able to save lives, and we are so grateful for your generosity.

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Topics: east africa food crisis, ethiopia, Kenya, south sudan, refugee

Untold refugee stories from Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 20 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the last few years we have seen and heard a huge amount about the western world’s attempts to respond to the global refugee crisis. But far less attention is paid to the countries who are assuming the overwhelming share of responsibility in caring for refugees. Ethiopia is one of many countries offering refuge to South Sudanese people displaced by conflict. 

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Topics: ethiopia

From hunger to hope: Improving nutrition for refugees in Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 14 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2013, over two million people have been forced to flee South Sudan to escape a brutal civil conflict. Concern is providing nutrition support to refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

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Topics: ethiopia, south sudan, Refugee Crisis, refugee, hunger, nutrition

360 video: A journey to hope in Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 04 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Nyakoun Tut’s quiet rural life was turned upside down by conflict. Now a refugee of war, our 360 video tells the story of her journey to hope.

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Topics: Refugee Crisis, refugee, south sudan, ethiopia, humanitarian

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

Your response to the east Africa crisis is saving lives

Aoife O'Grady | 31 July 2017 | 0 Comments

As a devastating crisis spreads through the region, Concern supporters are helping to save lives every day.

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Topics: east africa food crisis, ethiopia, south sudan, somalia, Kenya

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, nutrition, malnutrition, ECHO

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

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