Los Angeles, California – Milken Institute Global Conference welcomes Concern Worldwide Global CEO Dominic MacSorley – lifelong humanitarian leading Ireland’s largest international humanitarian and development organization – to the panel, “Climate Change is Impacting Us All, Just Not Equally” on Monday, October 18 at 2:00PM PST.
“THOSE WHO BEAR THE LEAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE SUFFER ITS EFFECTS THE MOST. THESE EFFECTS INCLUDE FOOD AND WATER SCARCITY, LOST LIVELIHOODS, LOWER EDUCATION LEVELS, AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE. BY 2030, CLIMATE CHANGE COULD FORCE MORE THAN 100 MILLION ADDITIONAL PEOPLE INTO EXTREME POVERTY,” SAID MR. MACSORLEY.
Mr. MacSorley studied law at Queen’s University Belfast before joining Concern in 1982 as part of their extensive refugee operations on the border of Thailand and Cambodia. He then led Concern Worldwide’s responses to some of the world’s most devastating humanitarian emergencies, including Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and Iraq. In 2009, Mr. MacSorley was awarded Officer of the British Empire to recognize his services to international humanitarian aid. Retiring at the end of this year, Mr. MacSorley cemented Concern Worldwide’s commitment to working in the hardest to reach and most fragile places on earth.
With an office in Los Angeles, Concern Worldwide’s vision, mission, and work are all defined by one goal – ending extreme poverty, whatever it takes.
“THE TOXIC COCKTAIL OF CONFLICT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND COVID-19 ARE DRIVING LEVELS OF HUNGER, FEAR AND DISPLACEMENT TO UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS. IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE THIS WAY. SOLUTIONS EXIST, WE KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN SAVING LIVES AND HELPING TO TRANSFORM THE MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 50 YEARS,” STRESSED MR. MACSORLEY.
Mr. MacSorley will spotlight a few of Concern Worldwide’s innovative approaches to building communities’ resilience against these impacts through sustainable, community-driven programs of Building Resilient Communities in Somalia, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) techniques, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Lifesaving Education and Assistance to Farmers (LEAF).
ABOUT CONCERN WORLDWIDE:
Founded in 1968, Concern Worldwide is a global humanitarian organization dedicated to eliminating extreme poverty, whatever it takes. Concern Worldwide believes in a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression – where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy, and creative life – a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Concern Worldwide works with 36 million people each year, in some of the hardest to reach and most fragile places – places prone to conflict, climate change, and hunger. Learn more at www.concernusa.org.
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