About Concern

About Concern

Concern Worldwide works with the world’s poorest people to tackle hunger and transform lives.

Since its foundation in 1968, Concern has gone on to work in over 50 countries, responding to major emergencies as well as implementing long term development programmes. Today, with more than 3,900 staff of 50 nationalities, Concern operates in 26 of the world’s poorest countries, helping people to achieve major and long-lasting improvements in their lives. 

Find out why Concern is working to tackle hunger, and how hunger influences all of our programmes.

Our work focuses on education, emergencies and health, livelihoods, HIV and AIDS.

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

Concern Worldwide UK is governed and regulated by its trustees. These are drawn from diverse backgrounds.

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

87.8% of our budget is spent on relief and development. The remainder goes on fundraising, education and governance.