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14 Jun 2018 description
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Dominic MacSorely who is chief executive of Concern Worldwide says he welcomes the commitment made by Irish Aid to fund the relief efforts in South Sudan where there is a humanitarian crisis taking place. Simon Coveney and Ciarán Cannon the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development respectively, together announced that the Irish Government will provide €3 million of funding that will be used to finance the UN South Sudan Humanitarian Fund.

22 Feb 2018 description
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This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.

24 Jan 2018 description
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Written by Kristin Myers

Nyakoun Tut’s quiet rural life was turned upside down by conflict. Now a refugee of war, our 360° video tells the story of her journey to hope.

NYAKOUN’S REALITY

Nyakoun Tut is just 24, yet little in her young life has been easy. The mother of two lives in a refugee camp in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, just across the border from her home country, South Sudan.

21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.

24 Apr 2017 description
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Written by Kristin Myers

Today, on Earth Day, we examine how climate-smart solutions hold the key to lifting people out of poverty.

We have been sharing the faces of the hunger crisis  in East Africa — bringing you the human stories that have sprung from devastating climate disasters in countries like Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

28 Apr 2016 description
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El Niño has brought devastating drought to much of Ethiopia, and with as many as 70 million people reliant on rain-fed agriculture, immediate help is needed and lives are in the balance.

A uniquely vulnerable landscape

Ethiopia has come a very long way since the haunting images of starvation caused by drought that were broadcast to the world by the BBC three decades ago.

15 Dec 2015 description
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This publication is a synthesis of lessons from more than a decade of Concern Worldwide’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming in the area of community resilience. Based on research in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Haiti, Mozambique, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Niger, and Ethiopia, this publication describe Concern’s approach to DRR and community resilience and offers lessons and guidance on how to use DRR to build resilience.

The publication presents lessons learned in the following themes:

12 Oct 2015 description
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Written by Masha Hamilton, Vice President of Communications

The 2015 Global Hunger Index reveals the need for peace to end hunger.

Conflict is the main cause of enduring severe hunger, so diplomacy that leads to conflict prevention and resolution is critical to making sure the global humanitarian system can end famine and starvation by 2030, according to this year’s Global Hunger Index, now in its 10th year of monitoring hunger levels throughout the world.

30 Jul 2015 description
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Introduction

As we reach 15 years since Concern Worldwide’s (Concern) initial pilot evaluations of Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) in 2000 in Ethiopia, we reflect on our achievements over this period and where Concern’s Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programmes are today. This paper will be of interest to those who would like to know more about Concern’s role in the evolution of managing severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and more about our current CMAM programming.

26 Jan 2015 description
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Foreword

By Breda Gahan

HIV and AIDS theory and practice in developing countries is sometimes dominated by the power of Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks. Consequently, the resulting interventions may too rarely be locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context.

14 Dec 2014 description
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Many farmers in rural Ethiopia are over-reliant on a single crop. To combat this problem, Concern Worldwide introduced Ibre Seid and his community to the potato crop. The results have been amazing!

New crops desperately needed

Ibre Seid claims he was the first person in his community to taste a potato and this could very well be true.

The potato is not a crop traditionally grown in the area of Gelsha, where Ibre lives. But, new crops were desperately needed. People were relying on one crop, barley, which was dependent on rain.

14 Dec 2014 description
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Concern Worldwide has been helping communities in Gelsha, Ethiopia to cope with persistent flooding. Now, thanks to training in new farming techniques, people like Lubaba can grow enough food to feed their families.

In the rural highlands of Ethiopia, people depend on agriculture to feed their families and earn a living. However, increasingly erratic rainfall patterns are causing problems for farmers.

12 Dec 2014 description
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The Devastation of War

On the night of December 15, 2013, shots rang out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. What started as a political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his former vice President Riek Machar had reached its boiling point. Forces loyal to Machar broke away from the military and fighting quickly spread throughout Juba and then into other areas of South Sudan.

18 Aug 2014 description
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South Sudan has had three turbulent years since gaining its independence in 2011. Violence erupted in December 2013 in the capital, Juba, and quickly spread across the country, forcing people to flee their homes and plunging the country into chaos. As a result of the conflict and displacement, people were largely unable to plant their crops in time for rainy season and now approximately four million people are in a severe state of food insecurity.

27 May 2014 description
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Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

07 Aug 2013 description
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Posted by Alan O'Reilly

Aster's baby daughter Dinkersh was diagnosed with severe malnutrition. Her life was in danger until, at a local health centre supported by Concern Worldwide, she got the treatment she needed. She has now made a full recovery.

Severly malnourished

Dinkersh, their youngest child, became ill in August this year. An outreach worker that was trained by us identified her as being malnourished. She was referred to a local health centre which had been equipped by Concern. There, she got the help she needed.

31 May 2013 description
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  1. Introduction The political environment of the country has continued relatively consistent and stable since the sudden death of Prime Minister Zenawi, who has been leading the country for twenty-one years. In what is described by the United States government, for example, as ‘historic, peaceful, and constitutional’ transition (Reporter1), Hailemariam Dessalegn, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, was sworn in as the new Prime Minister to serve until the next election in 2015.