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Your donations give the gift of water in a crisis

Clare Ahern | 12 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In August 2017, mudslides caused by heavy rain killed over 500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 600 people were left unaccounted for and thousands were displaced from their homes. With your support, we were able to immediately activate our distribution teams to deliver essential items, including clean water, to some of the worst affected communities.

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Topics: sierra leone, emergency response, emergencies, wash, water, shelter, NFI kits

Tackling drought in the Desert: A photo story from Pakistan

Clare Ahern | 28 March 2018 | 0 Comments

In the first of our 2018 reports from Pakistan's Thar Desert, we look at the consolidated efforts necessary to deliver an integrated food and nutrition programme that has long term impact. With support from ECHO, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, Concern is working with partners to change the conditions that are causing recurrent malnutrition crises in a region crippled by water shortages as a result of a prolonged drought.

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Topics: Pakistan, ECHO, drought, wash, Livelihoods, Desert

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: syria, wash, water, humanitarian

Giving a crap on World Toilet Day 2017

Kristin Myers | 17 November 2017 | 0 Comments

It can be tough to talk about that thing we all do, but with 2.5 billion people around the world lacking access to adequate sanitation we’re determined to break the taboo. Let’s talk crap this World Toilet Day and help make proper sanitation a reality for all!

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Topics: World Toilet Day, wash, sanitation

Access to water in DRC: “It’s about everyone working together”

Kimja Vanderheyden | 25 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Patrick Wathome, a Concern engineer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), speaks about his work in rural communities to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities and practices.

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Topics: DRC, DRCongo, wash

Water in the Desert: A photo story from Pakistan

Clare Ahern | 23 June 2017 | 1 Comment

In the second of our reports from Pakistan's Thar Desert, we look at the difficulties of accessing water during prolonged drought. With support from ECHO, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, we are working with communities to address the challenges. 

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Topics: Pakistan, drought, wash, water

Clean and accessible water for health centres in Ethiopia

Gedyan Tesfay | 15 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Water harvesting schemes, installed in health centres in Ethiopia by Concern and European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), are providing a clean and accessible source of water for health staff and patients. Gedyan Tesfay, Director at one health centre in Tiku, Doga Temben describes the impact.

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Topics: ethiopia, wash, ECHO

Water brings hope and opportunity in Somaliland

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Somali native, Roda Mussa Mohamed, describes how the arrival of a water point in her small village in Somaliland has had a truly life-changing impact – on her family’s health, well-being and even on her business.

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Topics: somalia, wash, water

From beneficiary to customer: paying for water services in DRC

Maedhbh McDonald | 13 January 2017 | 1 Comment

Learn how villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have become paying customers of a local water source to ensure the sustainability of the service.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, wash

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, Syrian Crisis, wash, nutrition

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