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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, gender equality, women's rights, health, nutrition

16 Days of Activism: Why it matters for South Sudan

Dominic MacSorley | 10 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), a global campaign takes place to challenge the scourge of violence against women and girls. Reflecting on a recent visit to South Sudan, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley takes a closer look at why it matters.

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Topics: GBV, gender based violence, gender equality, south sudan

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

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

HUMANITY Site Unseen: An exhibition by artist Brian Maguire

Clare Ahern | 31 August 2018 | 0 Comments

This upcoming exhibition from Brian Maguire is inspired by the men, women and children he met when he travelled to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu, South Sudan with Concern Worldwide. The camp is home to 120,000 people who have been displaced by war.

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Topics: south sudan, war, refugee

Irish artist Brian Maguire in South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 29 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish artist Brian Maguire travelled with Concern Wordwide to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu to meet some of the 120,000 internally displaced people who live there. The visit inspired his upcoming exhibition 'HUMANITY Site Unseen'. This photo story presents some of the highlights from his time in Bentiu.

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Topics: south sudan, conflict, humanitarian crisis, refugee

How our support in South Sudan communities is reducing the impact of malnutrition

Michael Mulpeter | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

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Topics: malnutrition, south sudan, hygiene, health, women, Africa, conflict, ECHO

My Health, My Right - World Health Day 2018

Breda Gahan | 06 April 2018 | 0 Comments

This World Health Day, on April 7th, Concern’s Global Health & HIV Advisor Breda Gahan discusses the right to health and Concern’s role in supporting Universal Health Coverage.

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Topics: World Health Day, health, south sudan, chad, malawi

Your support has had a BIG impact

Maedhbh McDonald | 11 January 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s thanks to people like you that we are able to save lives, and we are so grateful for your generosity.

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

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: ethiopia, south sudan, Refugee Crisis, refugee, hunger, nutrition

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