Exhibition provides window into vital work of Concern Worldwide

Exhibition provides window into vital work of Concern Worldwide

A POWERFUL outdoor photographic exhibition highlighting the work of an Irish charity around the world opens today in Britain.

Produced by overseas aid agency Concern Worldwide and Panos Pictures, Comeback from Crisis opens on October 13 for two weeks outside King’s Cross station in London.

Through 15 stories from Nepal, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and the Philippines the imagesshow how disasters such as floods, earthquakes, armed conflict or disease impact on some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Rose Caldwell, Executive Director of Concern Worldwide UK said: “For over 40 years, Concern has worked with the poorest people in the poorest countries of the world.

“When disaster strikes, those already living on the brink of survival are left with nothing. At Concern we wanted to highlight not only the effects of disasters but also how people survive in these situations and ultimately how they can come back from crisis with support from the UK public.”

The exhibition, at Battle Bridge Place, is part of Concern’s Comeback from Crisis appeal which will support people like those featured in the exhibition.

Every donation made to the appeal before December 13 will be matched pound for pound by the British Government allowing Concern to help even more people to rebuild their lives.

The matched funds from the Government will be going to support a Concern programme in Tonkilili in Sierra Leone, an area badly affected by the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

International Development Secretary, Justine Greening said: “The lasting effects of Ebola continue to be felt across Sierra Leone and no more so than in

"One of the poorest districts in the country, it now faces rocketing food prices and a depleted workforce that means staple foods are going unharvested.
“By matching pound for pound all public donations to Concern’s Comeback from Crisis appeal, we can give twice as many local farmers the training they need to increase yields, prevent crop loss
and get a fair price on sales of surplus food.

“That will help put food on the table for 4,000 vulnerable households, giving a massive boost to an area that currently faces the very real threat of a food crisis.”