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Empowering women plays a key role in Syria humanitarian response

Dominic MacSorley | 19 March 2019 | 0 Comments

As Ireland continues it's journey to full gender equality, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley says it is vitally important that we show solidarity with people who are furthest behind around the world — especially Syria. 

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

Eight years of Syrian conflict: Stories of survival

Jason Kennedy | 15 March 2019 | 0 Comments

To reflect on eight full years since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, we met with three Syrian women who are attempting to rebuild their lives in Northern Lebanon.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

QUIZ: Eight years of conflict in Syria

Jason Kennedy | 14 March 2019 | 0 Comments

We look at the impact of eight years of ongoing conflict on Syrians, both within Syria and in neighbouring countries, where millions have sought refuge.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis, quiz

Syrian refugees hit by floods in Lebanon

Clare Ahern | 16 January 2019 | 0 Comments

In the space of just two weeks, storms ‘Norma’ and ‘Miriam’ have brought torrential rain, freezing winds and snow to Lebanon, leaving Syrian refugee settlements under flood water. Concern has been providing vital support to vulnerable families.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, floods, emergency response, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis

QUIZ: How well do you remember the year that was 2018?

Jason Kennedy | 29 December 2018 | 2 Comments

This year was a busy one both for Concern and the international community. Take our quick quiz and see how much you remember from the year that was.

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Topics: ebola virus, ebola, haiti, syria, hunger, charity, turkey, global hunger index, lebanon, Central African Republic, conflict, GHI, CAR, rohingya refugees, Concern50, Bill Clinton, GHI2018, Ghana, 2018, kofi annan

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

‘I was in heaven and now it's like hell’- Story of a refugee in Lebanon

Jason Kennedy | 13 April 2018 | 0 Comments

A young woman who fled war-torn Syria says her life has never been worse.

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Topics: humanitarian, syria, emergencies, lebanon, refugee, Refugee Crisis

“Hell on earth”: The impact of seven years of war in Syria

Clare Ahern | 15 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: syria, refugees, turkey, lebanon, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis

A community coming together for water

Cian Purcell-Milton | 23 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Amidst the ongoing horror of war in Syria, access to clean water is bringing hope to a family and community in the north of the country.

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Topics: humanitarian, syria, water, wash

Meeting basic shelter needs in Lebanon

Aoife O'Grady | 26 April 2017 | 1 Comment

Imagine that a conflict has forced you and your family from your home and into a foreign country. What is the first thing you do? You try to find safe shelter. Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian families in Lebanon have a space where they can live in safety and with dignity.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

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