Where we work
In urban areas, we work with pavement dwellers, squatters and people living in underdeveloped slums ensuring improved livelihoods, health, education, social protection and Early Childhood Development services. In coastal areas, our work focuses on building the resilience of fishing and farming communities to adapt to climate change and reduce risk from disasters. In Char regions, which are especially vulnerable to climate shocks, we work with local communities and particularly women to reduce extreme poverty and promote financial inclusion.
Responding to emergencies
We responded to three major humanitarian emergencies in 2017: Cyclone Mora, Monsoon flooding in the North West of the country and the influx of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled conflict in Myanmar. Our rapid scale-up during the refugee influx demonstrated the flexibility and agility of the organisation’s systems in coping with an unprecedented number of arrivals in a very short time. As of March 2018, we provided lifesaving humanitarian assistance to over 220,000 refugees, specifically in treating malnourished children and providing health and nutrition counselling to over 13,000 mothers.
Reducing disaster risk
We are also present on the ground long before disaster strikes, helping communities to increase their resilience and reduce risk, mitigating against the impacts of future hazards. This means that when a response is required, Concern is ready to deliver appropriate interventions, and communities are primed to receive our support in the most efficient and timely manner.