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Working with the world's poorest people to transform their lives

About Concern

We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.

We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty.

Money raised for our charity work

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

Our charity work: improving livelihoods

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

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

Our charity work: getting aid ready for flight to Niger

89.8% of our budget is spent on relief and development. The remainder goes on fundraising, education and governance.

Ashole Alito at a water point that was funded by Concern as part of the WASH programme in Kindo Koysha woreda.  Before the water-point was installed, she had to travel for over an hour to get clean water. PHOTO: KIM HAUGHTON, 2013.

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

Concern Worldwide prepares for a charity distribution of water and high-energy biscuits at Tomping, a UN base that is now housing 16,000 people who have been displaced by violence that erupted in Juba on 15 December. Image: South Sudan, January 2014.

We have received charity certification for reaching "the highest international standards" in our work.


Your donation will help some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.