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Ending hunger is possible, if we can cut conflict

Simon Starling | 23 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Hunger is on the rise globally for the first time in 15 years. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Simon Starling, Head of Policy and Campaigns, explores the links between hunger and conflict and examines what can be done to reverse this trend.

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Topics: hunger, Central African Republic, conflict, sustainable development goals, thought leadership series

Tackling malnutrition in the desert: A photo story from Pakistan

Clare Ahern | 05 April 2018 | 0 Comments

In the second of our two-part series from Pakistan's Thar Desert, we focus on the nutrition component of our integrated programme which is tackling the devastating effects of recurrent drought in the region. Supported by ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid department, we're working with partners to treat women and children suffering from malnutrition. 

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Topics: hunger, ECHO, nutrition, malnutrition, Pakistan, drought, Desert

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

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