Concern Worldwide (often referred to as Concern) is Ireland's largest aid and humanitarian agency. Since its foundation 45 years ago it has worked in 50 countries and currently employs 3,200 staff in 25 countries around the world. Concern works to help those living in the world's poorest countries to achieve real and lasting improvements in their lives. Concern is engaged in long term development work, in addition to emergency relief in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Concern’s core work focuses on health, hunger and humanitarian response in emergencies. They work in partnership with small community groups as well as governments and large global organisations.