Cash is revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being delivered. Somalia is a prime example of this, where in coordination with donors such as European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) and Irish Aid, Concern is finding innovative ways to ensure that those most in need are reached while empowering them along the way.
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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.
Alliance2015 are hosting a 'Learning Roundtable on Resilience, Hunger and Poverty' in Dublin on 7 December. A livestream of the event will be available here.
As part of our 'Thought Leadership' series, Alexander Carnwath, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, questions why conflict is excluded from the Disaster Risk Reduction agenda and points the way forward to a greater focus on fragile contexts.
In the first of our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Kai Matturi, Concern’s Programme Knowledge and Learning Adviser, reflects on the devastating impact of climate change and how we can mitigate against it.
In the first of a series of blogs, a Concern team member in Afghanistan documents his journey from Taloqan to Cha’Ab in north-east Afghanistan, where Concern is implementing programmes with remote and vulnerable communities.