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Accelerating towards zero hunger with SUN

Connell Foley | 06 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, and his recent experience at SUN’s 2017 Global Gathering.  

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Topics: malnutrition, thought leadership series

Supporting the most vulnerable in Ethiopia

Cian Purcell-Milton | 14 July 2017 | 0 Comments

In a small village in Ethiopia, two grandparents look to the future with hope for their grandchild.

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Topics: ethiopia, ECHO, nutrition, malnutrition

Risk of starvation rises as South Sudan marks its sixth year of independence

Maedhbh McDonald | 05 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite a famine declaration being recently lifted, the food crisis in South Sudan is affecting more people than ever with the number of people facing the risk of starvation rising by an average of 9,200 a day. As the world’s youngest country approaches its sixth year of independence, we shed light on a nation falling deeper into a devastating food crisis.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, food crisis

Life in the Thar Desert: A photo story

Clare Ahern | 26 May 2017 | 1 Comment

Prolonged drought is having a devastating impact for people living in Pakistan's Thar Desert. With support from ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid department, we're working with partners to build resilience amongst the region's most vulnerable communities. 

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Topics: malnutrition, Pakistan, drought, Desert

Reasons to support the kitchen garden project

Maedhbh McDonald | 09 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Burundi, one of the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped countries, is faced with crippling levels of hunger and malnutrition. Kitchen gardens, however, are helping to improve nutrition and your support is allowing us reach more people than ever.

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Topics: nutrition, Burundi, malnutrition, Kitchen gardens

Struggling for survival in the swamps of South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 24 March 2017 | 0 Comments

The people of Leer County are amongst those worst affected by South Sudan’s food crisis. Conflict has forced many to flee their homes. People are surviving on whatever they can forage from the swamps where they have sought refuge. Their county is one of two in which famine has been declared.

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Topics: famine, south sudan, conflict, malnutrition, food crisis

Famine sweeps two regions in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 02 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Famine has been formally declared in two regions of South Sudan – the first classification of its kind in six years. According to UNICEF and WFP, 100,000 people are facing starvation and a further one million people are on the brink of famine.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, food crisis

One family’s struggle to survive in South Sudan

Kieran McConville | 17 January 2017 | 0 Comments

In the context of continued conflict and a looming food crisis, mere survival is challenging for many in South Sudan. On a recent trip to the world’s newest nation, Concern’s Kieran McConville spoke to mother of four, Atuil Chok, about her struggle to feed her young family.

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Topics: south sudan, ECHO, malnutrition

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

Spiralling towards catastrophe in South Sudan

Kieran McConville | 06 January 2017 | 0 Comments

A serious humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the world’s youngest nation – beyond the glare of the international media spotlight. Concern is working to hold back the tide in a remote, forgotten region.

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Topics: refugees, south sudan, malnutrition, uganda

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