Fifty years of Concern: Celebrating Irish volunteers and humanitarians

On 6 September 1968, Africa Concern sent a 600-tonne ship named the Columcille to Sao Tome, a Portuguese island off the coast of Biafra, filled with vital supplies of powdered food, medicines, and batteries.
On 6 September 1968, Africa Concern sent a 600-tonne ship named the Columcille to Sao Tome, a Portuguese island off the coast of Biafra, filled with vital supplies of powdered food, medicines, and batteries.
News15 May 2018Jason Kennedy

We take a look at the times Irish volunteers made a difference around the world over the last 50 years.

Read the full story on our Exposure blog.

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