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International humanitarian organisation Concern Worldwide is deploying a team to Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the capital of the Himalayan country today. More than 900 people have been confirmed dead and more than 1,700 injured, but the extent of the damage is still unknown. Many people are feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Concern Worldwide is delighted to be a finalist in the Green Awards 2015 in the category ‘Green NGO of the Year’.

On International Women’s Day, Concern Worldwide says post-Ebola damage to girls’ long-term life prospects and economic potential must be addressed.

Concern Worldwide has won a major global Harvesting Nutrition Contest for ‘Potential Impact on Nutrition’ for its RAIN project in Zambia.

Concern Worldwide has entered into an agreement with the Glasnevin Trust for assistance in burial records management in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where the agency has been responding to the Ebola crisis in the country.

Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian organisation, today welcomed the announcement that Ireland would send members of the Defence Forces to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola.

President Higgins visited camps in Gambella where almost 200,000 refugees have fled as a result of ongoing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan.

Concern Worldwide announces a €36 million programme to fight Ebola and appeals for staff and funds as it expands work in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

This year's Global Hunger Index reveals that hunger in developing countries has fallen by 39% since 1990.

Concern Worldwide is responding to what it called the “unprecedented surge” of an estimated 100,000 refugees from Syria into Turkey.