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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

Water in the Desert: A photo story from Pakistan

Clare Ahern | 23 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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: water, wash, Pakistan, drought

Access to clean water is a big deal, especially for women like Filema

Cian Purcell-Milton | 08 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The ECHO funded water scheme in Ethiopia saves Filema a two-hour round trip each time she needs water for her household and is a positive contribution to her family’s health and quality of life.

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Topics: women, water, ethiopia, ECHO, gender, health

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: water, somalia, wash

Drought threatens livelihoods of farmers in DPRK

Daniel Gray | 07 July 2015 | 1 Comment

For the last 18 months, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has undergone an extraordinary spell of dry weather. Now the country is facing drought in crucial agricultural areas – the effects could be disastrous.

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Topics: water, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, wash, irrigation

The quest for clean water in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 April 2015 | 1 Comment

Daesong and Sinhung are two of the most remote villages of Sin’gye county in the southern half of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Situated among flatlands where spring water is scarce and the ground-water table is low, the quest for water has been a daily headache for locals until lately.

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Topics: water, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Helping farmers beat drought in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 April 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is helping farmers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea beat drought and increase yields by assisting in the rehabilitation of fixed irrigation systems on farms.

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Topics: water, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, wash, irrigation

Water charges: an aid worker's perspective

Alan O'Reilly | 09 October 2014 | 0 Comments

In this post, Martha Maguire explains how her work in Tanzania for Concern has influenced her thoughts about Ireland's water charges.

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Topics: charity, irish water changes, aid worker, Tanzania, water, irish water

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