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Press release

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress and star of the Broadway play “The Realistic Joneses,” Toni Collette, has joined  Concern Worldwide, as our first official global ambassador.   
Concern Worldwide has escalated its aid response in South Sudan to cope with the daily influx of 1,000 refugees fleeing conflict into neighbouring Ethiopia. 

Fifty-five NGOs in South Sudan, including Concern Worldwide, have together issued a press release: “NGOs Welcome Ceasefire Agreement In South Sudan, Reaffirm Their Commitment To Help All Populations In Need Of Assistance”.

Dominic MacSorley, CEO of Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest aid agency, has warned that his team in Lebanon is “facing impossible choices” in bringing assistance to Syrian refugees as snow and freezing temperatures brought the plight of those seeking food and shelter to crisis point, just one week before Christmas. 

The international community must look beyond immediate short-term needs of the Philippines and look instead towards rebuilding livelihoods.

Accenture has awarded Concern Worldwide with an additional US $3.25 million grant to equip farmers with agriculture and management skills in Zambia and Malawi.

This year's Global Hunger Index is called "building resilence to achieve food and nutrition security." Released by Concern Worldwide, International Food Policy Research Institute and Welthungerhilfe, it records the state of hunger worldwide, spotlighting countries and regions where action is most needed.

Concern Worldwide has joined together with several organisatons to publish a sustainable food workbook for 9-12 year olds called Food for Thought. The booklet is released to coincide with World Food Day on 16 October.

Concern Worldwide's expert on international natural disasters, Dom Hunt, will speak at a free public talk in Cork City Central Library on the Grand Parade on Tuesday 15 October at 7.30pm.

Concern Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tom Arnold, former CEO of the organisation, as Concern’s Special Representative for Hunger.