Giving birth in Sierra Leone

“Push… PUSH the baby!” Mamie Mattia alternately squeals and whimpers, her left hand wrapped tightly around the window bars, as midwife Christiana cajoles the 22 year old through the final stages of labor. …

Sunset on the Zambezi River from the banks of Bilinguinho. Photo: Crystal Wells/Concern Worldwide.

After 30 years of working in some of the toughest and most remote areas of Mozambique, it is with a heavy heart that Concern finishes up its activities and bids farewell to such a beautiful and vibrant country. …

Just a few miles from the idyllic shores of the world’s longest unbroken sea beach, and down the road from the region’s top holiday resort, an epic human tragedy is unfolding. Words and images by Kieran McConville.

Just a few miles from their home country, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are now refugees, with little prospect of returning any time soon

It is beyond hot in the bamboo and plastic shelter that clings to…

Awil Raage stands in the wind and dust and searing heat, staring at his feet, reluctant to make eye contact. It’s as if he’s somehow ashamed of what has happened here. But it’s not his fault.

Awil Raage stands among the carcasses of dead sheep and goats. Over 120 of his flock have died of hunger and thirst since December 2016. He came here from the Togdher region of Somaliland in an effort to save them. Photo: Kieran McConville

Scattered around us are dozens of carcasses of dead sheep and goats. “I came…

Miraim Omari, 48, mother of 9, walks on a path through ripe maize on her way to her fields. Photo by Mike Goldwater.

As Concern closes the doors of the Concern Tanzania country office, we celebrate the achievements and resilience of this land.

It is always with mixed emotions that we close a country office. Having completed our operations in Laos, Cambodia, Angola, India and others, we have had some experience of saying…

Agnes is a mother who lives in Karamoja in the Napak District of northeastern Uganda, a region facing high rates of malnutrition due to ongoing poverty and poor access to food. …

People wait in line to check in to a food distribution in UN House, a UN base on the outskirts of Juba, 2014. Photo taken by Crystal Wells/Concern Worldwide.

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has caused a myriad of problems for the world’s youngest nation.

The potential of South Sudan is enormous. With rich natural resources and agricultural potential, and a young population, this is a country that should be thriving.

But as you read this article, South Sudan…

then Reborn

How Former Traditional Birth Attendants are Saving Mothers and Babies in Sierra Leone

Standing in the doorway, Marian Keikula washed her hands with bleach water, as is the norm in an era of Ebola, and called out to a pregnant woman. The woman emerged from the dim interior, trailed by her son and elders…

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