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Irish artist Brian Maguire in South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 29 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish artist Brian Maguire travelled with Concern Wordwide to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu to meet some of the 120,000 internally displaced people who live there. The visit inspired his upcoming exhibition 'HUMANITY Site Unseen'. This photo story presents some of the highlights from his time in Bentiu.

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Topics: south sudan, conflict, refugee, humanitarian crisis

Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, disaster, death, Aftershock, asia

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

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

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

The Brief: Ethiopia

Maedhbh McDonald | 04 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Ethiopia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to two consecutive poor rainy seasons; it is reportedly the worst drought in the country in over 50 years, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon.

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Topics: ethiopia, malnutrition, humanitarian crisis, drought

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