Acting Press Officer
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Concern Worldwide 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.
Concern targets the countries ranked in the bottom 40 of the United Nations Human Development Report. At present, we work in 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean—reaching 9.5 million people in 2010.
With nearly 40 years experience delivering humanitarian aid in emergencies caused by calamity or armed conflict, Concern is always among the first wave of responders and reliably among the last to leave. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. Our role is to ensure that people living in extreme poverty are able to meet their basic needs, achieve their rights and manage their own development. We do so by working with communities and by using our shared experience and knowledge to address the root causes of extreme poverty.
Our programs focus on emergency response, health, nutrition, HIV&AIDS, education, microfinance, skills training and income-generating initiatives.
Our team of over 3,200 highly skilled and committed staff represents an exceptional depth of experience, talent, commitment and diversity.
Concern Worldwide can provide up-to-date information on humanitarian issues from our field staff on the ground in 25 countries. Concern’s operations team can provide expert information on challenges and conditions in our countries of operation as well as on our programs in emergency response, HIV&AIDS, health & nutrition, education or microfinance and livelihoods.
Concern Worldwide US has offices in New York and Chicago. Concern Worldwide’s international headquarters are in Dublin, with offices in London, Glasgow and Belfast.
Concern Worldwide’s work spans three continents. Countries of operation include:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.