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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

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

Rohingya crisis: Meet Layru and Hala

Kieran McConville | 11 October 2017 | 3 Comments

An estimated 507,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar and crossed the border to Bangladesh. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports from the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh with just one of many harrowing stories - the story of *Layru and her two year old daughter *Hala.

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Topics: bangladesh, nutrition, rohingya refugees

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

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

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

How to grow your own carrots

Maedhbh McDonald | 08 February 2017 | 2 Comments

We train communities in Burundi on how to grow their own vegetables using kitchen gardens. These luscious vegetables not only taste delicious but also help ensure a healthy, diverse diet and help reduce malnutrition. This spring, why not grow your own vegetables too? With this step-by-step guide on how to grow carrots, you’ll be a GIY whizz in no time!

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Topics: nutrition, Burundi, Kitchen gardens

Life inside Syria: Meeting basic needs in a country at war

Aoife O'Grady | 30 November 2016 | 0 Comments

The world sees the horrific images emerging from Aleppo and other flashpoints in Syria’s protracted war. But what of those other parts of the country struggling to function every day in a seemingly endless crisis? How are the millions trapped inside Syria meeting their basic needs in a country at war?

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Topics: syria, nutrition, wash, Syrian Crisis

The daily battle with hunger in Niger

Maedhbh McDonald | 28 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Living in a country that wastes over one million tonnes of food each year, it’s difficult to conceive of a situation where you could go hungry. And with food so readily available it’s hard to imagine not being able to find food when you need it. But as difficult as it is to conceive, hunger exists and it’s a daily reality for almost 795 million people. Currently one in nine people around the world are continuously hungry and on a recent trip to Niger I witnessed the real extent of hunger and its cruel consequences.

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Topics: health, nutrition, malnutrition, Niger

Tanzania: A SUN success story

Aoife O'Grady | 14 April 2016 | 0 Comments

The most recent statistics estimate that the number of children with stunted growth in Tanzania is over 3 million. Concern has worked with communities to address one of the major underlying causes of this preventable problem – poor feeding in the first two years of life.      

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Topics: Tanzania, nutrition, World Breastfeeding Week

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