Prevailing over disasters through people’s organized action

33 years of people-based development-oriented disaster interventions in the Philippines

Who We Are

We are the Center for Emergency Aid, Rehabilitation and Development (CONCERN) Inc., a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization formed in 1986 by concerned individuals from the church, academe, professionals, and various sectors to comprehensively address and support the needs of disaster victims and communities at risk. We are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1988 (SEC No. 148410) and with the Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD SB-RL-00150-2015). We work hand-in-hand with the community organizations, with the support of our partners, to address not only the adverse effects of disasters, but also the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability through our various programs and projects.

What We Do

Emergency Response

We respond to the immediate needs of marginalized communities affected by disasters.

Capability Strengthening

We conduct capability building on Emergency Preparedness, DRR, Environment, Livelihood, Gender Sensitivity and more.

Reconstruction and Development

We build temporary shelters and assist in setting-up resilient and sustainable economic activities.

Our Journey in Numbers


families provided emergency response and early recovery assistance


community members trained


beneficiaries of shelter and infrastructure


individuals supported by innovation and livelihood programs

Over 140

Grassroots DRRM Organizations Formed


Our more recently-completed projects, with the support of partner institutions and funding agencies are:

  • [2020-] CAPITAL in CCARD Project: We Effect
  • [2020] Addressing Discrimination against Conflict-Affected Moro People (ADCAMP): Equal Rights Trust
  • [2016-2019] Tukod Haiyan Reconstruction Project: CECI, GAC
  • [2018-2019] iMSAFE Project: AWO International
  • [2018] Floating Garden Innovation Project: CARE Tuklas Innovation Labs, START-UK DFID
  • [2017-2018] PBHAC Financial Enablers Project: Oxfam GB/START-UK DFID
  • [2015] Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Early Recovery Project: CECI, GAC
  • [2014] Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Early Recovery Project: CECI, GAC
  • [2013] Bohol Earthquake Early Recovery Project: CECI, GAC
  • [2010] Typhoon Ondoy/Pepeng Early Recovery Project: CECI, CIDA


CONCERN Conducts Gender Integrated CBDRM Training in Leftbank Masantol, Pampanga

CONCERN, through the support of the Pampanga PDRRMO and the Masantol MDRRMO, conducted capacity-building sessions on Gender-Integrated Community-Based DRRM from November 15 to December 15, 2022 in six barangays along the leftbank of the Pampanga River, which are affected by flooding. The participants learned about disaster risk reduction, climate change and gender, and the importance…

Cebu Groups Call for Justice for Marawi, Justice for All

Civil society organizations in Cebu, with the support of We Effect, convened to express solidarity and raise support for the Marawi Siege victims on October 16, 2022 at the UCCP-CENDET in Cebu City. The activity was also held to launch the “Justice for Marawi, Justice for All” campaign in Cebu. It featured a photo exhibit,…

Contact Us

Center for Emergency Aid, Rehabilitation and Development (CONCERN) Inc.

Lot 12 Block 3, Road 3, St. Jude Village
City of San Fernando, Pampanga 2000