Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to reducing suffering and eliminating extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries.
Concern Worldwide works with the poorest people in the poorest countries of the world to enable them to transform their lives.
Sustained by the concern of our many supporters, we seek out those who most urgently need our support, and work with them through thick and thin to tackle poverty, hunger and disaster.Concern operates in 25 of the world’s poorest countries, helping people to achieve major and long-lasting improvements in their lives.
WHERE DO WE WORK:
The main areas of focus are health and nutrition, education, HIV and AIDS and livelihoods.
-Education-For over 30 years, Concern has been working to improve access to basic education among the poorest people in the world. Our education programmes currently span 12 countries, benefiting 528,804 people last year alone.
-Emergencies-Many of the countries where Concern Worldwide works are highly vulnerable to conflict-based emergencies and natural disaster such as floods, storms, earthquakes and droughts. Last year, we responded to 45 emergencies in 18 countries, reaching more than 2.5 million people.
-HIV and AIDS-HIV and AIDS programme reached 417,260 people directly, and 1,164,413 people indirectly.
-Health- Concerns priority areas are Maternal, neonatal and child health, Nutrition and Water and sanitation. In 2009, Concern’s health programme spanned 22 countries, reaching across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. We reached 2.1 million people directly and an estimated 5.7 million people indirectly.
-Livelihoods-Concern spends about a third of its overseas budget on livelihood programmes. In 2009, Concern operated livelihoods programmes in 27 countries, directly benefiting 4.2 million people and indirectly benefiting 21.9 million people.
Where the funds go:
88% of our budget is spent on relief and development. The remainder goes on fundraising, education and governance.
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