Our Commitment
to Sustainable Development

While we deliver life-saving aid to millions of people crippled by crisis, HCI is committed to sustainable development. This commitment allows us to maximize the impact of your donations by taking a holistic approach to development rooted in empowering the communities we work in.

The communities we serve know their problems intimately. Human Concern International is there to ensure that community members and leaders have the resources required to implement a sustainable solution.


Our History:

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Human Concern International began it’s work responding to the need of Afghan refugees fleeing war in their country. Volunteers came together to register a nonprofit and begin doing the good work.


Human Concern International was awarded government funding to respond to the civil war in Bosnia. Our efforts included emergency response, and thereafter established programs to move communities from crisis to sustainability.


Human Concern International responded to the crisis in Somalia with millions raised to provide emergency relief. We then rebuilt houses, hospitals, clinics, schools, and orphanages. We also completed numerous water projects and sponsored the education of thousands of children.


Human Concern International recognized the severity of the crisis in Yemen. We’ve completed dozens of water projects, opened bakeries providing free bread daily, and are set to complete the construction of a number of schools to provide education and economic opportunity for generations to come.



We carry out our work with the help of our local partner network, institutions, and the nation’s leadership.

Local Partner Network
Our partners demonstrate excellent financial reporting, deep knowledge of programming, and sound governance and oversight. While maintaining complete participation, oversight, and control of our projects through M & E, we work with partners who possess local expertise and know-how.
Conducting Needs Assessments
We participate with our partners to conduct needs assessments and ensure community participation. Building strong communities requires buy-in and willingness from the people we serve. The most effective solution requires the input and direction of local communities to ensure successful design and implementation of programs.
Finding The Right Solutions
Based on the needs assessment and input from the community and stakeholders, we begin providing resources for the solutions that best help solve the issue at hand and align with the United Nation’s SDG goals. Our objective is always to empower individuals and communities to stand on their feet.
Implementation And Oversight
We travel to the field, communicate regularly and monitor activities of the projects to ensure all objectives of the project are being met. We ensure our partners provide detailed financial reporting on an interim basis and when the project is complete. That way, we can answer your questions and confidently report on the impact of your donation.

Get To Know Us

In our fight against poverty, we leverage our partner network and community knowledge to find lasting and effective solutions.
Human Concern International’s work spans across three continents. Our efforts include food security, water, orphan care and more.
We publish our annual financial reports for our donors to review. We believe in full transparency and accountability.

Our Team


Human Concern International’s leadership team works in and operates out of our Ottawa and Quebec-based office. Headed by Mahmuda Khan, the leadership team seeks to expand the benefit of HCI’s programs throughout the world as they race towards poverty eradication.

Public institutions have a responsibility to the communities they serve and the donors that support them. The Board ensures that their interests are represented and advanced while keeping HCI’s leadership team and staff members accountable, on track, and effective in their roles.

Human Concern International’s staff is passionate, enthusiastic, and eager to change the world for the better. You’ll see them at events, in front of the camera as they talk about the projects they’re working on, and you’ll hear from them through email or over the phone as they reach out asking for your support.

In The Field

Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

In The Field


Track our impact

The 2020 Annual Report showcases the life-changing work of HCI and our partner network in the world’s most vulnerable communities, and the impact of your donations.

Contact Us

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Every year, the families of Gaza struggle severely to buy fuel, keep warm, and access basic food. Human Concern International is on the ground providing necessities to families and their dependents to survive the winter climate