Emergency Response

Concern has disaster response in its DNA. Whether it’s an earthquake, a typhoon, floods, drought, or conflict, we’ve responded to it all. And we’re ready to deliver assistance.

Emergency Response

Concern has disaster response in its DNA. Our values were forged in the fires and famine of Nigeria after the Biafran War over 50 years ago. Whether it’s an earthquake, a typhoon, floods, drought, or conflict, we’ve responded to it all. And we’re ready to deliver assistance.

We focus on the most vulnerable and go wherever the need is the greatest. We respond rapidly while ensuring our actions are guided by local priorities. This means our emergency responses can vary greatly, but with the aim of consistent success.

Our work doesn’t end when the news cameras and first responders have pulled out. Leveraging the relationships we build with communities, we work in partnership with them towards long-term recovery and help safeguard against future threats.

Our impact

  • In 2018 alone, Concern responded to 66 emergencies in 20 countries, reaching over 11.6 million people
  • Our award-winning Ebola response during the West African Ebola outbreak has been put to use again during the current 2018-2019 Ebola outbreak in the DRC, including the training of 360 health workers, distribution of 27,300 hygiene kits, and reaching 62,000 Congolese with messaging about the risks of Ebola and cholera
  • In 2018, we screened 49,500 Rohingya children under the age of 5 for signs of severe acute malnutrition on a monthly basis. We admitted over 6,140 to our outpatient clinics, with a cure rate of 97%. 
  • Also in 2018, we supported over 32,700 displaced people in the Central African Republic during the country’s ongoing conflict. Over 98,000 Central Africans have received assistance through our emergency programs.

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