About Concern

About Concern

Since its foundation in 1968, Concern has gone on to work in over 50 countries, responding to major emergencies as well as implementing long term development programmes. Today, with more than 3,900 staff of 50 nationalities, Concern operates in 25 of the world’s poorest countries, helping people to achieve major and long-lasting improvements in their lives.

A group of determined people started Concern in response to charity appeals for help from war-torn Biafra in 1968.

Commitment, dedication and timeliness are at the core of how Concern has responded to crises over the decades.

Concern is controlled and regulated by its members. The Board of Directors of Concern is elected from the membership annually.

Concern is supported by generous donors. We also receive money from governments and other partners.

90.8% of our budget is spent on relief and development. The remainder goes on fundraising, education and governance.

We're committed to being as transparent as possible about our work. Find out more.