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Floods in Pakistan Expose Chronic Poverty, Injustice

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Mubashir Ahmed

Lack of proper nutrition for children has been a problem in Sindh, and the situation was exacerbated by the floods.

Promoting Grassroots Recovery In Pakistan

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joop Koopman

We know that the devastating floods of summer 2010 destroyed more than 1.7 million acres of crops. Punjab is still fertile but the planting and harvest cycles have been violently interrupted.

Poorest in Pakistan Journey Toward a Better Life

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joop Koopman

The road to recovery for the very poorest people in Sindh will be a very long one. But their journey has begun in earnest.

Leadership Insights: Is Wisdom the First Priority in Your Life?

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

When wisdom is manifest in action, wealth and well-being are often created. Yet we seem to long for wealth and well-being without seeking wisdom. Wisdom comes first; it is the seed for wealth and well-being.

You've Got Your Donations, Now What? Twestival Releases Videos Showing Progress in Liberia

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Participants of the second annual Twestival, which raised $400k, can now see the results of their giving. Founder Amanda Rose documented the school being built in Liberia from the money raised.

World Food Day 2010: Dramatic Results in Niger

Tom Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Today, on World Food Day -- I want to call your attention to the needs of many millions of children around the world. In countries suffering from absolute poverty, chronic hunger is a deadly threat to children.

The Human Cost of Pakistan's Disaster

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mubashir Ahmed

Last week, at a school-turned-distribution center in Charsadda, I met with several people whose lives are hanging in the balance as a result of the flooding in Pakistan.

Pakistan Floods: Pulling People Back From the Brink

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mubashir Ahmed

Good news is rare as Pakistan's greatest natural disaster continues to unfold before our eyes. But after two weeks of trying, we have finally reached desperate flood victims in two remote districts.

Pakistan: Is Enormous Suffering Being Overlooked?

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mubashir Ahmed

The disaster in Pakistan threatens to overshadow the impact and hardship of the 2004 tsunami, the 2005 earthquake and this year's Haiti earthquake -- combined.

Pakistan Flood Victims Need Your Help

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Floods in Pakistan have devastated millions of communities in the northwest regions of the country, leveling homes and leaving families with no where ...

Leadership to the Rescue

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Lublin

Instead of throwing bazillions of dollars at McKinsey or calling the National Guard, why not tap some of our nation's best non-profit practitioners to solve one of our ugliest messes?

Small Steps Create Big Changes for Children in Nepal

Cecial Adhikari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cecial Adhikari

Fifty-nine percent of public and community schools in Nepal do not have any toilet facilities. Concern Worldwide has been working to improve the situation so that students can return to school.

Cambodian Mother of Five Becomes an Agent of Change

Stewart Gee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stewart Gee

After her husband died, one Cambodian woman found herself unable to support her children -- until Concern Worldwide's farming projects helped her rebuild her life. Now, she is passing along what she's learned to other families.

Rains Threaten the Bourdon Valley

Mark Jafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Jafar

As the looming rainy season threatens Haiti's Bourdon Valley, a massive relocation effort is underway to move 2,500 residents to Tabarre Issa, a newly built settlement that has the roots to be a lasting community.

A Force for Change: Involving Communities to Keep Children in School in Rwanda

Ange Kamugisha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ange Kamugisha

Improved communication and collaboration at local level between students, parents and teachers is at the core of Concern Worldwide's education program in Rwanda.

Ordinary Heroes: Surviving Critical Strikes in Kenya's Urban Slums

Victor Odero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victor Odero

Surviving in the overcrowded, vast slums of Nairobi is no game, but I meet many heroes in these communities. They are all stories of resilience and transformation.

A Conversation with Abraham At The Concern Office In Huambo, Angola

Aoife Gleeson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aoife Gleeson

Working in Angola, a country healing from decades of civil war, Concern Worldwide program manager, Abraham, reports on how Angolan communities are rebuilding their agricultural livelihoods.

Peace Prospects Brighten Children's Dreams in South Sudan

Nina Gehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nina Gehm

Peace is now taking hold in South Sudan for the first time in decades and people are filled with a new energy and confidence, especially the country's children who are finally able to have access to an education.

The Impact of Education on Children's Lives in Ethiopia

Getinet Leweyehu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Getinet Leweyehu

In the last nine years, Concern Worldwide and their partners have established 22 schools across Ethiopia, providing education for vulnerable boys and girls.

Twestival! Goofy Name, Great Cause

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Tomorrow night in over 175 cities worldwide, Twestival 2010 will kick off in a global chain of parties fueled entirely by social media, with 100% of ticket sales going to Concern Worldwide.

Twestival: Get Involved And Make A Difference For Global Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The first global Twestival was held on February 12, 2009. The idea was simple: Twitter has a bajillion people on it -- so why not get as many people a...

Presenting Malawian Girls With A Classroom, Not A Forced Marriage

Joseph Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Scott

Traditional customs in Malawi still allow parents to marry their daughters off -- their dreams and aspirations are destroyed. Concern Worldwide's goal is to improve their access to quality education.

Can Text Messages Save Lives in Niger?

Amanda McClelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amanda McClelland

Niger is on the brink of what will be a major catastrophe if the world does not act now. Concern Worldwide has launched an innovative program using mobile phone technology to distribute emergency cash to vulnerable women.

Twestival 2010: Be Creative, Inspired and Join a Global Movement

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

As a one-woman philanthropic band, Amanda Rose is continuing the excitement and traction of Twestival with the 2nd annual global event coming up on March 25. This year's focus is education.