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In this age of brute militarisation diplomacy may not be dead but it needs revitalised leadership

Dominic MacSorley | 20 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of a major conference next week on the future of Syria, Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley says Ireland's society, energy and history could help influence necessary change.

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Topics: Syrian Refugee Crisis, conflict, Ireland, peace, politics, lebanon

‘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

“Hell on earth”: The impact of seven years of war in Syria

Clare Ahern | 15 March 2018 | 0 Comments

Today marks seven years of war in Syria. In our video interview, Concern’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Brid Kennedy, discusses the catastrophic impact this conflict has had on the lives of Syrian people.

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Topics: Syrian Crisis, syria, Syrian Refugee Crisis, refugees, lebanon, turkey

Lebanon's refugee crisis

Eoin O'Donnell | 20 November 2017 | 0 Comments


Lebanon's refugee crisis by Concern Worldwide on Exposure
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Topics: lebanon

Awoken by gunfire: A Syrian father’s perilous journey from war to safety in Lebanon

Kevin Jenkinson | 24 August 2017 | 0 Comments

None of us ever expect to be woken-up suddenly by the sound of bombs and gunfire – but that is the horror that has forced many Syrian families to rapidly leave their homes to flee the inhuman indifference of war.

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Topics: Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis, lebanon, Refugee Crisis

Meeting basic shelter needs in Lebanon

Aoife O'Grady | 26 April 2017 | 1 Comment

Imagine that a conflict has forced you and your family from your home and into a foreign country. What is the first thing you do? You try to find safe shelter. Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian families in Lebanon have a space where they can live in safety and with dignity.

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Topics: lebanon, syria, Syrian Crisis, ECHO

Voices from Lebanon: “Thank you for not giving up on my son”

Aoife O'Grady | 25 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian children like Kareem* have the opportunity to learn and develop to their full potential.

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Topics: lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Refugees: the faces behind the statistics

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost every day we hear reports of families fleeing their homes in an attempt to escape conflict and brutality. Each report begins to merge with the next, until stories start to lose meaning and blur into faceless statistics. But it's important to remember that there are real people behind these numbers - here are some of their stories. 

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Topics: syria, refugees, south sudan, lebanon, World Refugee Day, uganda

Our year in moments: editor's choice 2016

Concern Worldwide | 23 December 2016 | 0 Comments


It’s a time of year for reflection, so we’ve asked a few members of our team to select images that stood out to them this year: moments that reminded us, as individuals who work for Concern, why we feel so passionate about the organisation, and the work we’re doing worldwide.

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Topics: malawi, lebanon, ethiopia, Niger

Your support brings hope to Syrians

Maedhbh McDonald | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

The conflict in Syria has been raging for over five years, and with no end in sight the humanitarian fallout continues to worsen. However, with your support we have been able to provide aid and assistance to those who need it most. Your support this year has truly helped change lives – and we want to thank you for that.

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Topics: Syrian Refugee Crisis, lebanon, syria

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