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

S.O.S: How Ireland helped a nation – A new podcast series from Concern

Clare Ahern | 28 September 2018 | 11 Comments

Our new podcast series tells the story of the bond between Ireland and Biafra. It’s a tale of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help those starving behind a military blockade – from secret flights, to dodging bombs, to overcoming press censorship. It’s the story of how the people of Ireland were moved to help save the lives of people they'd never met, in a country thousands of miles away.

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Topics: audio, Concern50, conflict, hunger, food crisis, humanitarian

World Humanitarian Day: Civilians and aid workers are #NotATarget

Lucy Bloxham | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

As we get ready to mark World Humanitarian Day 2018, Lucy Bloxham explains why it is an important day in the global calendar. 

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Topics: whd, world humanitarian day, humanitarian crisis, humanitarian, aid worker, aid, conflict, death

‘I was in heaven and now it's like hell’- Story of a refugee in Lebanon

Jason Kennedy | 13 April 2018 | 0 Comments

A young woman who fled war-torn Syria says her life has never been worse.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, emergencies, humanitarian, Refugee Crisis, refugee

Meet the Irish boy who skipped school aged 16 to join a major aid mission to Africa

Kevin Jenkinson | 09 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Young Karl Vekins was just 16 when he skipped school for the adventure of a lifetime on-board Ireland’s first major aid mission to a famine and war-torn region in Africa.

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Topics: Concern50, nigeria, aid, famine, Africa, humanitarian crisis, humanitarian, war

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

A community coming together for water

Cian Purcell-Milton | 23 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Amidst the ongoing horror of war in Syria, access to clean water is bringing hope to a family and community in the north of the country.

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Topics: syria, wash, water, humanitarian

World Humanitarian Day 2014

Bernadette Murphy | 19 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to remember humanitarian workers we have lost and to celebrate aid workers who endure difficult conditions all over the world.

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Topics: humanitarian, emergencies, aid, charity, global

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