Emergency appeals

In today’s world, emergencies can strike at any time. We rely on trusts and foundations to help us provide immediate support to those in need.

Concern intervenes in emergency situations around the world, responding rapidly to save lives and reduce suffering. These emergencies include natural disasters, like earthquakes and hurricanes, as well as man-made emergencies such as famine caused by conflict. However, Concern’s work goes beyond the immediate aftermath of disaster. We stay to work with communities to rebuild, and to increase their resilience so that people are better prepared for future crises.

Our recent emergency responses:

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Covid-19 response

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Concern Worldwide National Volunteer, Yesmin orienting Mahir* a community member on use of protective mask as safety shield from COVID-19 Photo: AKM Jakaria / Concern Worldwide

For countries and communities already in crisis — where health systems are weak, lacking most basic equipment, and suffering severe shortages of healthcare workers — the impact of Covid-19 will be devastating.  The world’s most vulnerable are increasingly located in urban areas, where overcrowding makes practising social distancing impossible. Imposed lockdowns will have a major impact on vulnerable population’s access to food, livelihoods and basic items, with poor welfare systems unable to support unemployed workers for a long period

Concern is currently responding to the Covid-19 pandemic across our 23 countries of operation. We are reaching tens of thousands of people with programmes including:

  • Provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers
  • Creating handwashing stations, distributing hygiene supplies, and providing other sanitation services to help prevent the spread
  • Health messaging, such as radio and text message information campaigns
  • Health facility training and support
  • Stigma prevention campaigns
  • Cash transfers and livelihood support

 

Donate to our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

Concern Worldwide National Volunteer, Yesmin orienting Mahir* a community member on use of protective mask as safety shield from COVID-19 Photo: AKM Jakaria / Concern Worldwide
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Cyclone Idai

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Bangladesh

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East Africa Crisis

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But our work doesn’t end there. In countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, we’re working with local communities to make sure they’re ready when a crisis hits. In Bangladesh and Pakistan, we’re building flood defences and setting up local disaster management committees to help save and rebuild lives. And in Afghanistan last year, we worked with more than 85,000 people living in communities that are especially vulnerable to natural disasters like avalanches, drought, earthquakes, flash floods and landslides. We supported 124 communities to build flood defences and better irrigation systems to protect farms and homes from future disasters.

All trusts that donate to one of our emergency responses will receive:

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Update reports

These reports show the progress and impact of your grant, including photographs and case studies of the people you are helping to support.

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A dedicated member of staff

To find out how you can work with Concern to respond to the world’s most devastating emergencies, please contact our trusts and foundations team.

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