Khadan Mohammed Hamed (19): She knows about climate change and soil erosion from her biology class and realises that combination has eroded a way of life.  Photograph: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

They are the vanguard of a cohort likely to soon number many millions of people in climate-vulnerable locations across the planet. They are crammed i(...)

Members of the Janagal self-help group counting their profits. Since starting the Concern programme, they’ve grown  in wealth, confidence and wellbeing. Photograph: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

Almost 20 women are sitting on rugs under the canopy of a large tree with a steel box in their midst with three separate locks. They live in a rural(...)

In the village of Jir Jir in Somaliland, shopkeeper Roble Barkad accepts cashless payments confirmed by text. Photograph: Gavin Douglas

Somaliland is a place of contrasts: most people don’t have a toilet or a water tap; they have to boil water (which they have to buy) before consuming (...)

Sahra Mohamed and Marya Abdulah get drinking water from the Concern and Echo-funded water catchment tank in northern Somaliland. Photograph: Gavin Douglas/ Concern Worldwide

Somaliland is a region in the north of Somali with its own government and ambitions for statehood. The former British protectorate received independen(...)

Sahra Mohamed and Marya Abdulah getting drinking water from the Concern and EU Echo-funded water catchment tank in Northern Somaliland. Photograph: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

If a single drought is classified as an environmental bullet, what is facing Somaliland in the Horn of Africa is rapid machine-gun fire. The increasin(...)

Breda Gahan when she was a staff nurse at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, in 1987

It was not easy being young in the late 1980s and seeing young people die from Aids and HIV, which was a new virus in Ireland at the time. I was a ne(...)

Pictured announcing Expleo’s digital transformation project with Concern Worldwide are Richard Dixon, director of public affairs at Concern Worldwide, and and Melanie Byrne, director of business analysis at Expleo Ireland

Technology company Expleo has teamed up with Concern Worldwide to help transform the charity’s fundraising activities as it moves towards being a digi(...)

People recovering  their belongings in Manica province, central Mozambique,  after the passage of  cyclone Idai. Photograph:    EPA/Andre Catueira

The Irish Embassy in Maputo is to provide €400,000 to the relief effort to help people in Mozambique after a cyclone killed hundreds and left thousand(...)

Pictured at the launch of Coalition 2030’s report on the Sustainable Development Goals  was Dr Susan Murphy, Assistant Professor in Development Practice, TCD.  Photograph: Photocall Ireland

There is “a concerning lack of progress” in ensuring sustainable development is at the heart of Government policy, according to a report by Coalition (...)

Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

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