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.
News and stories
Marie Dounka's brother offered her support and advice, which gave her the courage and confidence to start her career. She tells her story in the third blog from our Female Voices from Niger series.
With help from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), Concern's team in Somalia constructed 15 latrine blocks and a water kiosk with six taps in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.