Concern Worldwide US has joined forces with One Day’s Wages (ODW), a new grassroots movement that mobilizes people via online and offline channels to take action to alleviate poverty for the poorest people worldwide.
Children in Northern Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands, where pastoralist communities depend on livestock for their survival. Photo: Kenya, Concern Worldwide
By promoting awareness about the Horn of Africa crisis and mobilizing people to donate through their campaigns with a cause
tool, ODW is partnering with Concern to raise funds that will help fuel our large-scale emergency response in the region.
Working in East Africa for over 25 years, Concern is directly reaching over 575,000 people through its emergency response program, with plans to significantly scale up operations to target hundreds of thousands more in the coming months.
The worst drought in 60 years has left more than 12.4 million in urgent need of immediate assistance. Concern is delighted to be partnered with ODW, a movement whose vision to alleviate extreme poverty, aligns squarely with Concern's mission to reach the poorest of the poor.
So far, ODW has raised more than $25,000 for Concern’s emergency program in the Horn of Africa where we are reaching the most vulnerable with vital interventions including the following:
- the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition among children
- water distributions, food distributions, seed distributions
- cash transfers, food voucher programs
- livestock protection and varied livelihoods programs
- water, sanitation and hygiene services
To find out more about how the crisis is affecting people in the region, please read stories written by Concern's staff working on the frontlines of the emergency response in the region, along with our blog series which details some of our ground-breaking early interventions that have helped hold off severe malnutrition rates for some of the poorest.
Concern Worldwide has been operational in Somalia since 1986, in Ethiopia since 1973, and in Kenya since 2002. We target the root causes of extreme poverty through emergency and long-term development programs.