About Concern

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. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.

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

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.

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.

We take our obligations around transparency seriously, and this has been recognised externally.