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‘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

Shattered Lives: protecting civilians in war-torn Syria

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

“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.”

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Topics: syria, refugees, Syrian Crisis

Six years of war, six shattered lives: photo story

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sixth anniversary of the devastating Syrian war approaches, we examine the impact of war on ordinary civilian lives.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis, syria 6

US refugee ban is about cynical politics not security

Dominic MacSorley | 03 February 2017 | 0 Comments

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.  

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Topics: syria, refugee, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Refugees: the faces behind the statistics

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

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. 

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Topics: syria, refugees, south sudan, lebanon, World Refugee Day, uganda

Life inside Syria: Meeting basic needs in a country at war

Aoife O'Grady | 30 November 2016 | 0 Comments

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?

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Topics: syria, nutrition, wash, Syrian Crisis

Failure to protect Syrians brings shame on the world

Simon Starling | 03 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Powerful nations have let down the people of Syria – but we cannot turn away from diplomacy.

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Topics: syria

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