Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. To achieve this mission, we engage in long term development work, build resilience, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty through our development education and advocacy work.
· Emergencies: In 2015 we responded to 42 emergencies in 24 countries, directly assisting 2.8 million people.
· Livelihoods: During 2015, we improved the food security and livelihoods of over 1.6 million people directly and over five million people indirectly, empowering them to support themselves.
· Health and Nutrition: We helped to improve the health and nutrition of 2.7 million people directly in 2015, plus 7.6 million people indirectly.
· Education: Our education programmes directly benefited over 628,000 children and young people in 2015 and over 2.5 million indirectly.