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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

360 video: A journey to hope in Ethiopia

Clare Ahern | 04 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Nyakoun Tut’s quiet rural life was turned upside down by conflict. Now a refugee of war, our 360 video tells the story of her journey to hope.

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Topics: humanitarian, south sudan, ethiopia, refugee, Refugee Crisis

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

Risk of starvation rises as South Sudan marks its sixth year of independence

Maedhbh McDonald | 05 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite a famine declaration being recently lifted, the food crisis in South Sudan is affecting more people than ever with the number of people facing the risk of starvation rising by an average of 9,200 a day. As the world’s youngest country approaches its sixth year of independence, we shed light on a nation falling deeper into a devastating food crisis.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, food crisis

Supporting refugees and host communities in Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 27 June 2017 | 1 Comment

Persistent conflict and political unrest has forced almost two million people to flee South Sudan. Meyriam, a locality in the Republic of Sudan close to the South Sudanese border, is hosting almost 20,000 refugees. With support from ECHO and Irish Aid, Concern is there providing emergency assistance and helping families to meet their basic needs.

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Topics: south sudan, ECHO, sudan, Republic of Sudan

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

Struggling for survival in the swamps of South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 24 March 2017 | 0 Comments

The people of Leer County are amongst those worst affected by South Sudan’s food crisis. Conflict has forced many to flee their homes. People are surviving on whatever they can forage from the swamps where they have sought refuge. Their county is one of two in which famine has been declared.

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Topics: famine, south sudan, conflict, malnutrition, food crisis

Hunger crisis sweeps across east Africa

Aoife O'Grady | 14 March 2017 | 0 Comments

A total of 20 million people in east Africa are now at risk of starvation. Famine has been declared in South Sudan and is increasingly likely in Somalia; both Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing severe food shortages. Concern teams are on the ground in all four countries delivering critical emergency support.    

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, somalia, Kenya

Famine sweeps two regions in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 02 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Famine has been formally declared in two regions of South Sudan – the first classification of its kind in six years. According to UNICEF and WFP, 100,000 people are facing starvation and a further one million people are on the brink of famine.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, food crisis

International community must “dig deep” to help South Sudan and Somalia

Feargal O'Connell | 24 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Just days after famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, the UN has also called for immediate action to prevent famine occurring in Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. Concern's Regional Director for the Horn of Africa, Feargal O’Connell, urges the international community to respond.

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Topics: south sudan, somalia, food crisis

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