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Concern Worldwide has been helping people to come together and solve problems in their local communities.

James Esses was one of the debates-winning students that travelled to Kenya with Concern. During the trip, James and the other Irish students witnessed the devastating poverty in Nairobi’s slums.

I had always assumed that traveling through a desert would be hot, dusty and disorientating. Last week I found out that yes, all of the above is true.

Update: you can follow the students’ trip to Kenya on Twitter. Click here.


This blog post was written by Myles McCormick, debates winner 2009.


“It’s easy enough to sit at a desk and take a red pen to a budget, chop a few million here, a couple of thousand there, until the desired bottom line emerges. But what does this mean for real people in the real world? As I sit here in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, I am faced with a dilemma.”


In a slum as large as Kibera, why are so many children being overlooked?

Rural Kenyan is suffering from drought, climate change and approaching famine. 

People living in Nairobi’s slums are in real danger right now. High food prices have pushed some 4.1 million people onto a precarious knife edge.

Ntaine Ole Taiko has walked hundreds of kilometres over the past four weeks. The long rains have not come in Kajiado, Kenya.

Concern Worldwide, along with Care and Oxfam GB, have been conducting analysis of the food crisis in the Nairobi slums in Kenya.