This year, Concern has turned 50. Here we look back at the inspirational journey made possible by your compassion and generous support.
News and stories
In August 2017, mudslides caused by heavy rain killed over 500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 600 people were left unaccounted for and thousands were displaced from their homes. With your support, we were able to immediately activate our distribution teams to deliver essential items, including clean water, to some of the worst affected communities.
A young woman who fled war-torn Syria says her life has never been worse.
Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal and its devastating aftershocks have had a disastrous impact. At the time of writing, the deaths of 4,310 people have been confirmed while over 8,000 are injured – this already-horrific number is expected to climb in the coming days.
For many Syrians, this is the fourth winter seeking refuge in Lebanon's Akkar region. The arrival of a brutal snowstorm means it may also be the most difficult yet. Concern Worldwide is working with families to reinforce and stabilise shelters against extreme weather.
Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding across southern Africa, affecting at least 135,000 people in Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. Concern Worldwide is working together with Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE to deliver assistance to families impacted by the floods.
Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to remember humanitarian workers we have lost and to celebrate aid workers who endure difficult conditions all over the world.
It is now six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, hit the Philippines affecting an estimated 14 million people. To date, Concern Worldwide has reached 55,915 people through our aid programmes.