Fast 2018

Join the Fast

Could you go without food for 24 hours? By registering for the Concern Fast 2018, you can challenge yourself and join us in supporting the world’s poorest people.

This year’s Fast takes place on Thursday 22 November.

Sign up now to take part in the Concern Fast.

Hala's story

Hala (2) and her mother Layru (25), are amongst 915,000 people who’ve fled the horrific violence in Myanmar and found their way to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, the largest refugee settlement in the world. 

Back home, they saw their house torched and had to leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They walked 15 long days to safety, arriving frightened, exhausted and desperately hungry.

Now living in a makeshift bamboo-and-tarpaulin shelter, Hala and Layru's lives are still in danger. Sanitation is basic. Disease is rife. And only recently, the camps were lashed by cyclones and monsoon rains. But the most pressing, ever-present threat is hunger.

Little Hala at Concern Worldwide's Nutrition Support Centre in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kieran McConville

Where your money goes

Every cent you raise is vital. Just €40 could pay for a full, six-week course of therapeutic food for a hungry child like Hala, helping to save their life. 

With the help of therapeutic food, Hala grew stronger, put on weight and started on the road to recovery, much to the relief of her anxious mother.

But there are still so many hungry children like Hala in the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar – children who’ve lost everything in the crisis and are now frail, malnourished and struggling desperately to survive. 

Just one day of sacrifice from you could make a real and long-lasting difference for them.

Sign up for the Concern Fast today!

Little Hala (2) and her mother. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide

 
Top Online Fundraiser
angela marnane's picture Angela Marnane
€150.00
Frances Marnane
Frances Marnane's picture €150.00
Ciara McNee
Ciara McNee's picture €40.00
Caroline Geary
Caroline Geary's picture €0.00
Bridie Collins
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Top Online Fundraiser angela marnane's picture Angela Marnane
€150.00

Top fundraisers

Frances Marnane €150.00
Ciara McNee €40.00
Caroline Geary €0.00
Bridie Collins €0.00
Raised €0
Target €150,000
Target €150,000
Yasin Mohamud (1) was treated for acute malnourishment at our nutrition centre in Bangladesh. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwidea
€40
could provide a malnourished child with therapeutic food for six weeks.
Abida works for Concern, screening children for malnutrition in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern WorldwideAbida works for Concern, screening children for malnutrition in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worl
€200
could provide around 450 children with one nourishing meal.
€400
could provide 10 malnourished children with therapeutic food for six weeks.