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

Alliance2015 Roundtable on Resilience, Hunger and Poverty

Clare Ahern | 06 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Alliance2015 are hosting a 'Learning Roundtable on Resilience, Hunger and Poverty' in Dublin on 7 December. A livestream of the event will be available here. 

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Topics: poverty, hunger, Events, resilience, Alliance2015

World Food Day: Good recipes for a healthy body from Sierra Leone

Clare Ahern | 16 October 2017 | 0 Comments

To combat hunger, communities in Sierra Leone are turning to the fruits of their forests to supplement their diets and ensure they are consuming a diverse range of nutritious foods. Here, we share their recipe for a nourishing local dish.

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Topics: hunger, global hunger index, sierra leone, nutrition, world food day, global hunger index 2017, food

2017 Global Hunger Index: Food, power & inequality

Lucy Bloxham | 12 October 2017 | 1 Comment

Once a year, in association with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Welthungerhilfe, we jointly publish the Global Hunger Index. This year’s report tracks the state of hunger world­wide, highlighting those places where action to address hunger is most urgently needed.

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Topics: hunger, global hunger index, global hunger index 2017, food, inequality

Four major food crises in 2017: What’s going wrong?

Connell Foley | 10 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the state of hunger in the world – where progress is being made and what needs to change.

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Topics: famine, hunger, nutrition, conflict, thought leadership series, development

Praying for rain in Kenya

Catriona Loughran | 04 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern communications officer, Catriona Loughran, visited drought-afflicted northern Kenya in February of this year. Now she reflects on her trip as the communities she visited continue to suffer the devestating consequences of the arid climate. 

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Topics: food insecurity, hunger, drought, Kenya, east africa food crisis

What is stunting?

Kristin Myers | 09 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Significantly stunted growth and development, caused by chronic undernutrition, threatens almost a quarter of children around the world. We’re exploring the condition and its impacts on children’s lives and futures as healthy, productive human beings.

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Topics: hunger, malnutrition, Stunting

Instability in Burundi driving hunger

Maedhbh McDonald | 04 November 2016 | 1 Comment

Burundi, one of the world’s poorest nations, has endured a myriad of challenges in recent years. Struggling to emerge from a fifteen year civil war, the landlocked country has experienced high levels of inflation, displacement and food insecurity. And unfortunately, extreme weather conditions in recent times have compounded the challenges facing this central African country.

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Topics: hunger, Burundi, malnutrition

We are the zero hunger generation – let’s change the world

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 October 2016 | 0 Comments

The world has set an ambitious target to end hunger by 2030. There are many challenges ahead, but progress made since 2000 shows that where there’s a will, great progress can be made – and you can play your part! This World Food Day, we remember that we are the zero hunger generation – by joining together, we can end the scourge of hunger in our lifetimes.

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Topics: hunger, zero hunger, world food day, global hunger index 2016, ghi2016

How far away is an end to world hunger? Find out in the 2016 Global Hunger Index

Craig Burnett | 11 October 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 Global Hunger Index maps hunger levels across the world to identify improvements or deteriorations in food security in the world’s most vulnerable countries.

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Topics: hunger, global hunger index, global hunger index 2016, ghi2016

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