Jean-Marie Mbonimpa (30) has just received news at a public meeting held outside Muhuzu primary school in Busoni that he has been selected to take part in a new phase of Concern’s graduation programme. Photo: Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures for Concern WorldwideJean-Marie Mbonimpa (30) has just received news at a public meeting held outside Muhuzu primary school in Busoni that he has been selected to take part in a new phase of Concern’s graduation programme. Photo: Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures for Concern WorldwideJean-Marie Mbonimpa (30) has just received news at a public meeting held outside Muhuzu primary school in Busoni that he has been selected to take part in a new phase of Concern’s graduation programme. Photo: Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures for Concern Worldwide

Our campaigns

Our campaigns

We are dedicated to shining a light on issues that affect the world's poorest people. Using our experience on the ground, we push for changes that will improve the lives of the people we work with. By tackling the root causes of poverty, we aim to achieve lasting change.

Concern supporters are an essential part of this. By using your voice, you help get our messages through to decision makers and push development issues up the political agenda.

Campaigning works. Over the last 20 years, significant progress has been made in reducing hunger levels around the world.

Current campaigns

Fighting cuts to UK aid

The government is making drastic cuts to UK aid that could result in over 100,000 deaths and put us back decades in tackling global poverty and hunger. 

Since 2013, the UK has given 0.7% Gross National Income (GNI) as Official Development Assistance (ODA). In 2015, this became law. Despite pledging to protect the 0.7% commitment in the last election, the government are now breaking this promise by cutting aid to 0.5% GNI, a reduction of around a third.

As the world's poorest countries struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, this could not come at a worse time. We could see health clinics forced to close and cuts to child nutrition services, just when these will be needed more than ever. 

A Concern agent checks the names of IDPs who have been registered to receive assistance in Oicha.  Photo: Esdras Tsongo
A Concern agent checks the names of IDPs who have been registered to receive assistance in Oicha. Photo: Esdras Tsongo

Our supporters have raised their concern with MPs, who have written to the Prime Minister asking him to keep his promise to protect the aid budget.

Can't Stomach Hunger

Halimo Hassan (1 year and 2 months) and mother Khayro Ali Hassan (30) in a remote health centre in Filtu, Somali Region. Halimo is being treated for severe acute malnutrition with the support of Concern Worldwide. Photo: Jennifer Nolan/ Concern Worldwide
Halimo Hassan and mother Khayro Ali Hassan in a remote health centre in Somali Region.

Nearly half of all child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition. But when a child gets regular, nutritious food, it changes everything.

Our supporters have been calling for the UK to continue its vital commitments to nutrition programmes that help prevent and treat child malnutrition.

We saw MPs and supporters tweet on World Food Day. We had parliamentary debates and media coverage. And 17,500 of you signed a petition, which we handed in alongside Action Against Hunger and Results UK.

Watch our hand-in video below.

Minister Wendy Morton responded to our petition, which you can read here.

We are still pushing for the UK to make a commitment to nutrition at this year’s Nutrition for Growth Summit in December.

But to win on nutrition, we must first win on saving UK aid. Please, ask your MP to speak out against aid cuts.

What we do

Speak out for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people

Communities all over the world are calling out for dignity and a way out of poverty. By lending our voice, we help them to be heard.

 

Hold governments to account

Engage the public and politicians to achieve change

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