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A pragmatic approach to eradicating poverty and hunger
Concern Worldwide has been working to tackle hunger and transform lives for 50 years. We currently work in 26 of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries, focusing on programmes and policies that achieve sustainable impact. We have a global reputation for our pragmatic and effective programmes that address the humanitarian and development needs of the world’s poorest people.
In 2016 Concern supported over 22 million people through its work. This included:
- Improving access to clear water and sanitation for 290,000 people in Ethiopia
- Building the resilience of 72,074 people in Somalia to better cope with the impacts of drought and conflict
- Treating 39,456 people, including 19,330 children under five years old, for diseases such as malaria and acute respiratory infections in Sudan
While economic growth in some developing countries has lifted millions out of poverty, life for many of the poorest has not improved. Life for these people is precarious, every day a battle for survival. They are plunged into crisis after crisis by conflict, drought or flood. Concern works to support those hit hardest by poverty and disaster, strengthening their ability to cope with disasters, helping them to rebuild their livelihoods and providing hope amidst the turmoil that surrounds them. At Concern UK we believe that addressing three key areas provides the best opportunity for communities to escape the cycle of chronic hunger and poverty. To read more, click to download resource.