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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?