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'Build Hope In The City' is an outdoor photo exhibition which documents the reality of urban life for some of the world's poorest communities. This stunning collection of photos, brought to Dublin in partnership with Panos Pictures is now on display in St Stephen's Green.
Our stunning collection of pictures from Kenya, Haiti and Bangladesh, taken by photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith, is coming to Dublin.
As a devastating crisis spreads through the region, Concern supporters are helping to save lives every day.
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.
Marsabit, Kenya’s largest county, sits in the north of the country and hosts a population of over 300,000 people. The county is prone to unpredictable weather conditions and has been hard hit by the recent drought. Concern is working there as part of the Resilience Consortium, funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), to strengthen communities and build resilience against drought.
A total of 20 million people in east Africa are now at risk of starvation. Famine has been declared in South Sudan and is increasingly likely in Somalia; both Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing severe food shortages. Concern teams are on the ground in all four countries delivering critical emergency support.