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Concern by the Numbers

Jack Finucane overseeing the delivery of life-saving aid in Biafra, Nigeria.


Concern is born

With no humanitarian or fundraising experience—but a driving impulse to act in the face of great suffering—a group of young volunteers launched an ambitious campaign to support relief efforts on the ground in the breakaway Nigerian state of Biafra. At the height of the crisis, an estimated 6,000 children were dying each week. A huge airlift was mounted to break a blockade on humanitarian supplies and Africa Concern (as it was originally known) played a key role in the distribution of food and medical supplies and management of the emergency response.

Annual Report & Financials

Cover of Concern's annual report

Concern Worldwide U.S., Inc., is recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Concern Worldwide U.S. supports projects carried out in the field by Concern Worldwide, registered in Ireland.

In the fiscal year 2021, 93% of our expenditure was allocated to program activities.