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Your donation makes the world of difference

Maedhbh McDonald | 17 January 2019 | 1 Comment

It’s not always easy to give, but when you see how your gift has transformed lives in Somalia, you'll realise it’s worth every penny.

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Topics: hunger, somalia, cash transfers

Why cash is king: How mobile cash transfers save lives and empower locals in Somalia

Paul Carr | 19 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Topics: somalia, emergency response, conflict, drought, resilience, cash transfers

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

Breaking the Cycle of Conflict: What Can Humanitarian and Development Actors Do?

Caitriona Dowd | 03 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Conflict is on the rise globally, and is the single biggest driver of humanitarian needs today. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Caitriona Dowd, Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, explores the links between conflict and humanitarian crisis, and the urgent imperative to build peace.

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Topics: syria, hunger, south sudan, somalia, Central African Republic, conflict

Valerie Place: Parents of Irish nurse killed in Somalia reflect 25 years on

Jason Kennedy | 15 August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 22 February, 1993, young nurse Valerie Place was killed while working with Concern in Somalia. Now, 25 years after her death, her Dublin-based parents speak publicly for the first time about the tragic incident.

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Topics: famine, Africa, somalia, conflict, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Valerie Place, Dublin

“I’m thankful for every instant” - a good news story from Somalia

Ifrah Abdi Hussein | 08 May 2018 | 2 Comments

With help from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), Concern's team in Somalia constructed 15 latrine blocks and a water kiosk with six taps in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

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Topics: sanitation, water, somalia, hygiene

How a rapid response helped to avert famine in Somalia this year

Alexander Carnwath | 22 December 2017 | 1 Comment

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, Alexander Carnwath, and Resilience Programme Manager in Somalia, Dustin Caniglia examine the effectiveness of early warning systems and rapid response in helping to avert famine in Somalia this year and their continued importance in 2018.

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Topics: famine, somalia, food crisis, drought, thought leadership series

Your response to the east Africa crisis is saving lives

Aoife O'Grady | 31 July 2017 | 0 Comments

As a devastating crisis spreads through the region, Concern supporters are helping to save lives every day.

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, somalia, Kenya, east africa food crisis

East Africa's hunger crisis explained

Concern Worldwide | 06 April 2017 | 1 Comment

Ten facts you should know about this growing humanitarian crisis.

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, somalia, appeal, Kenya, east africa food crisis

Time is running out as drought causes devastation in Somaliland

Kieran McConville | 20 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Scorched earth, scattered carcasses and struggling families. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports from the Gabiley region in Somaliland, where the worst drought in decades is devastating livestock and pushing families to the brink of starvation.

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Topics: somalia, food crisis, drought, somaliland

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