“School is a lifeline for many children,” says Mary Gamble, director of fundraising at Barnardos Ireland. Photograph: iStock

When you are drawing up your Christmas gift list this year, make sure to include a charity. “This time of year is always one of the most important po(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) fronts a Fridays For Future protest at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday t(...)

The West Point neighbourhood in the Liberian capital Monrovia, which residents have had to leave because of rising sea levels. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP via Getty Images

Donations by wealthy countries under international commitments to mobilise $100 billion a year to support states most vulnerable to climate disruption(...)

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 (...)

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