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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Cyclone Idai

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Mother of 2, Belita Andrade brings her Concern Emergency Supplies box home. Malawi. Photo: Gavin Douglas/ Concern Worldwide

Earlier this year, Cyclone Idai triggered a massive disaster in southern Africa, severely hitting Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In Malawi alone, heavy rains and floods have affected more than one million people. Lives have been lost, homes, farmland, livestock and possessions washed away, and nearly 100,000 people have been displaced. 

Concern is on the ground in Malawi and Mozambique, working to reach people who have been displaced by the flooding. In Malawi, we are distributing essential supplies to those in need, such as hygiene kits and emergency kits containing household items, bedding, torches and plastic sheeting to provide immediate shelter. We are also setting up cash transfers to support people in the long-term and taking measures to prevent health hazards such as malaria and cholera outbreaks. 

Mother of 2, Belita Andrade brings her Concern Emergency Supplies box home. Malawi. Photo: Gavin Douglas/ Concern Worldwide
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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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