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.
News and stories
So much of the technology we use today is taken for granted: the laptop provided to us by our employer, the smartphone given to us at Christmas and the tablets our children play on. But not all people have these devices available and an inequality, often called 'the Digital Divide', persists around the globe. Last year, Concern applied for a grant funded by Google which focused on putting digital devices into the hands of those who need them the most.
“We were very scared,” remembers Sameh as she recounts the night her husband Jalal was killed. “I asked him to go see what was happening outside on the street.”
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not enrolled in the formal education system. With the support of the European Union, we have opened six new informal education centres in south eastern Turkey to help out-of-school children catch up.
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.
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.
The European Union is providing millions in funding for our education and e-voucher programmes in southeast Turkey, enabling vital lifelines of support for Syrian refugee families and children in the region.
The recent EU deal with Turkey regarding Syrian migrants has been met with considerable backlash from aid agencies working with refugees on the Greek islands. Many aid agencies have argued that the deal is unethical, illegal and impractical.
Learn how a community-led approach to healthcare and nutrition is positively impacting malnutrition levels in a Burundian refugee camp in Rwanda.