Concern Worldwide is Ireland’s largest aid and humanitarian agency. Since its foundation 50 years ago it has worked in 50 countries and currently employs 3,200 staff in 26 countries around the world
Concern began working in Ethiopia in 1973, the second most populated nation in Africa with over 100 million people. The country is particularly vulnerable to weather-related shocks, with over 80 percent of those in rural areas dependent on rain-fed agriculture. It faces the added challenge of hosting over 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from other countries.