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.
News and stories
A young woman who fled war-torn Syria says her life has never been worse.
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.
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.
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.
“We were very scared,” remembers Sameh as she recounts the night her husband Jalal was killed. “I asked him to go see what was happening outside on the street.”
As the sixth anniversary of the devastating Syrian war approaches, we examine the impact of war on ordinary civilian lives.
Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on impact of refugee ban imposed by Trump's administration, and the alarmingly similar approaches emerging in Europe and elsewhere.
Almost every day we hear reports of families fleeing their homes in an attempt to escape conflict and brutality. Each report begins to merge with the next, until stories start to lose meaning and blur into faceless statistics. But it's important to remember that there are real people behind these numbers - here are some of their stories.
The world sees the horrific images emerging from Aleppo and other flashpoints in Syria’s protracted war. But what of those other parts of the country struggling to function every day in a seemingly endless crisis? How are the millions trapped inside Syria meeting their basic needs in a country at war?