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Love empowers: Stories from around the world

Clare Ahern | 14 February 2019 | 4 Comments

We hear about ‘the power of love’ all the time – in romantic movies and in the lyrics of aching love-songs. In our work with the world’s poorest people, we are lucky enough to see the empowering nature of love in some of the most challenging circumstances. We see how love, in all its forms, can inspire us to do better, and how it can lift us up in times of crisis.

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Topics: sierra leone, south sudan, health, nutrition, gender equality, women's rights

Conflict and hunger in Somalia

Clare Ahern | 13 December 2018 | 0 Comments

In Somalia, more than two and a half decades of armed conflict has had a devastating impact on innocent civilians. There are now more than 870,000 Somalis registered as refugees in nearby countries, and over 2.1 million people are displaced within the country itself. Insecurity has meant that aid agencies have often struggled to reach the most vulnerable communities.

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Topics: hunger, nutrition, somalia, conflict, resilience

Local and nimble: Getting things done in South Sudan

Michael Mulpeter | 10 October 2018 | 0 Comments

50 years of experience has taught us that one of the most effective ways to get work done — especially in conflict-affected countries — is to work through local partners. Finding the right partners is key, and helping them to develop and strengthen their own systems is vital.

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Topics: famine, humanitarian, south sudan, nutrition, emergency response, conflict, malnutrition, war

Your support brings hygiene, health and hope in Kenya

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 2 Comments

Thanks to your generous donations, we’re training Community Health Volunteers in Kenya to give maternal and neonatal health advice to mothers living in Nairobi’s slums.

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Topics: health, nutrition, maternal health, Kenya

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

Ciara's story: My first day on the ground in Niger 

Ciara Hogan | 23 January 2018 | 1 Comment

Concern’s Programme Support Officer Ciara Hogan picks up where she left off last week and takes us through her very first day working on the ground in Niger.

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Topics: health, nutrition, Livelihoods, malnutrition, Niger, development, food, career

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

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