Concern Worldwide US

Our DNA is Irish. Our Mission to End Extreme Poverty is Global.

From our humble beginnings as a group of volunteers in Ireland in 1968 to a team of over 4,700 humanitarians dispersed throughout the world today, we are driven by a vision of a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression.

The communities we partner with across 25 countries are amongst the most vulnerable. Living on less than $1.90 a day, they lack the necessities we take for granted: enough food, clean water, adequate shelter, and access to a quality education. With generous donations from people like you, we will transform millions of lives this year. Join us today.

Who We Are

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, whatever it takes.

We believe in a world where everyone has access to the opportunities needed to live a long, healthy and creative life. Since 1968, we have worked with some of the world's most vulnerable, hardest-to-reach communities to achieve lasting change without ongoing intervention from Concern.

What We Do

Extreme geographies. Extreme climate challenges. Extreme crises. Nothing will stop Concern from fighting extreme poverty.

Our teams on the ground are working together with people living in the most difficult situations, rebuilding and transforming lives, livelihoods, and communities.

  1. Emergency Response, Refugees
    & Displacement

  2. Health
    & Nutrition

  3. Climate Change Response
    & Resilience

  4. Livelihoods
    & Financial Empowerment

  5. Gender Equality

  6. Education

Our Impact

We're ending extreme poverty. Here's how.


countries around the world. ?

We work in the world's most vulnerable, hard to reach locations in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. When disaster strikes, we are the first to arrive and the last to leave.

39 million

people reached in 2021.

We believe that no human potential should go unfulfilled due to poverty, disaster, or crisis. Over the last 54 years, we've worked with countless people to permanently break the cycle of poverty.


humanitarians on the Concern team.

We believe that sustainable change is locally led. Over 90% of our staff work in their home countries. We also partner with countless local organizations, volunteers, community members, who help make our work possible.

93 cents

of every dollar goes directly to our programs. ?

When you're tackling extreme poverty, every penny counts. We make and keep a commitment to you and our program participants: send every penny possible directly to our life-saving programs.

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