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Fragile Places

Sep 27, 2018

‘S.O.S: How Ireland helped a nation’ podcast is a series by Concern Worldwide. It documents the war in Biafra in 1967 and the events which led to Concern’s foundation fifty years ago.

In the first episode we’re introduced to Biafra, the nation which declared it's independence from Nigeria in 1967. The war that followed this declaration led to mass starvation and a blockade surrounding the new nation kept this news hidden from the world. But a group of people in Ireland were determined to get the story out. We hear their story, and the story of a daring flight that paved the way for the international aid effort that would follow.