Concern Worldwide (UK) is a Company Limited By Guarantee And Not Having A Share Capital (Registered in England and Wales with registered number 4323646) which has been granted Charitable Status by The Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registered Number 1092236) and The Office of The Scottish Charity Regulator (Registered Number SCO38107). The Registered Offices of Concern Worldwide (UK) are 13/14 Calico House, Plantation Wharf, London, SW11 3TN. Concern Worldwide (UK) is a subsidiary organisation of Concern Worldwide an Irish Registered Charity.
Concern Worldwide knows hunger affects everything for the world’s poorest people. We believe no one should have to live with hunger and the damage it does. That’s why we're working for a world in which no one dies for want of safe, quality, nutritious food.
We are specialists in tackling hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places. For more than 40 years, we’ve been developing and delivering practical, intelligent, sustainable solutions that have transformed lives. We combine our expertise with local knowledge.
The problem of hunger
Hunger is the world’s biggest health problem – every year it kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Right now 795 million people do not have enough to eat and the vast majority of them live in developing countries. We believe that no one should have to live with hunger and the damage it does.
Lack of food jeopardises the wellbeing of families: mothers are forced to reduce the number of meals children eat; families replace nutritious foods like vegetables and beans for staples like corn and millet. Without the right nutrients, children can’t grow up healthily, adults don’t have enough energy to work and people’s immune systems are weak, turning common infectious diseases into killers.
Hunger forces people to make tough choices that push them further into poverty: parents take their children out of school to work; families eat seeds that should be preserved for the next harvest. These choices make vulnerable people even more vulnerable. When disaster strikes, it’s the poorest communities – already exposed to hunger and disease – who suffer the most.
Hunger prevents communities from escaping poverty. The long-term effects of hunger go beyond health. Poor nutrition leads to poor performance in school and fewer opportunities. Children’s brains will not fully develop and their bodies will be stunted. This has a devastating long-term effect on families, communities and countries.
- Read more about our approach to nutrition
- Find out about we tackle malnutrition through Community Management of Acute Malnutrition.
- Read about our integrated way of ensuring families grow the right foods to keep their children healthy.
- Take a look at our work around the world
- Find out about Concern’s programmes