Ayda, a Syrian refugee, with three of her grandchildren. Her husband and two sons have died in the conflict, with another son missing. Photograph: Dalia Khamis

“I’ve been working with Concern for the majority of my life,” says Brid Kennedy, regional director of Middle East at Concern Worldwide. “I started out(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

Crowds of school children pictured on Friday afternoon on Merrion Square, Dublin for the Global Climate Strike. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has said Friday’s mass youth demonstrations should prompt the Government to commit to greater leadership at next week(...)

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(...)

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