Concern Worldwide US

Concern Worldwide US

Concern Worldwide US is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Since its foundation in 1968, Concern Worldwide - through its work in emergencies and long-term development - has saved countless lives, relieved suffering and provided opportunities for a better standard of living for millions of people. We work primarily in the countries ranked in the bottom 40 of the United Nations Human Development Report. Concern implements emergency response programs as well as long-term development programs in the areas of livelihoods, health, HIV & AIDS, and education.

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)

Contact

355 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA

T : +1 212 557 8000
E : info.usa@concern.net

Organization Mission

We are a global community of humanitarians, partners, community members, supporters, donors, and volunteers who share a common vision of a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression, and all can exercise their rights to a decent standard of living, can have access to the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy, and creative life, and can be treated with dignity and respect.

We are believers in the concept that eliminating extreme poverty is possible, and we act on that belief every day.

We are innovators who have been at the forefront of engineering transformative approaches to the treatment of malnutrition, maternal & child health care, mobile cash transfers, disaster recovery and more.

We are convinced from experience that change happens first at the community level, when a group of like-minded people are equipped and empowered to improve the lives and futures of their families. The change becomes lasting when we share the knowledge we gain and help partner organizations and governments reach people on a much larger scale.

We are consistent, going to some of the hardest places and staying after the spotlight has moved on, until the work is done, to help make sure change is sustainable.

We are partners, not aid-givers, because we know that the extreme poor must not be regarded as ‘beneficiaries’ if true and lasting transformation is the goal. Development is a dialogue, a process, and a collaborative effort. Though we stay as long as needed, our goal is to work ourselves out of a job.

We are today nearly 3,000 highly skilled and committed professionals who share an exceptional depth of experience, talent, commitment and diversity, and more than 90% of us are working in our home countries and communities.

We are Concern Worldwide.

Innovations

PlanWise

PlanWise

PlanWise is a predictive, open-source program that harnesses the power of big data to enable...

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PlanWise

PlanWise

PlanWise is a predictive, open-source program that harnesses the power of big data to enable...

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The Maker Movement (Maker)

The Maker Movement (Maker)

A partnership between Concern, Kenyatta National Hospital and the University of Nairobi, Maker...

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The Maker Movement (Maker)

The Maker Movement (Maker)

A partnership between Concern, Kenyatta National Hospital and the University of Nairobi, Maker...

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