Situation in China Today

Each year in China, 900,000 babies are born with birth defects. A baby is born with a disability every 35 seconds.
(Source: Global Times, 2018)

More than 460,000 abandoned children were living in China at the end of 2016 — less than one-fifth of them living in orphanages.
(Source: Ministry of Civil Affairs, China, 2016)

85 million people have various disabilities living in China today, constituting 6 % of the total population.
(Source: China Disabled Persons’ Federation, 2019)

Our Work in China

Since its founding in 1993, International China Concern (ICC) has partnered with the Chinese government to develop social welfare services for China’s most vulnerable children.

In February 2019, ICC is approved as a Foreign Non-governmental Organisation (FNGO) working in China, setting up a representative office in Hunan.

Our reputation and relationships in China place us in an excellent position to not only provide family-style group homes and specialist services for the neediest children, but also to empower and train local staff to save lives, support families, transform communities and change public attitudes towards disability.

Family—Style Group Homes

Caring for vulnerable children with disabilities

Today, ICC is working in two cities in China: Changsha and Hengyang in Hunan Province — to provide holistic care and nurture to children and young adults living with disabilities.

Family Support Services

Keeping special needs families together

ICC strives to prevent abandonment by providing family support services to those raising children with disabilities.

Our Impact

ICC has worked in China for 25 years. ICC is recognised as one of the leading organisations in China that provide the greatest range of orphan care and specialist services.


close to 900 children and young adults with disabilities have received holistic care and nurture


293 children who have experienced abandonment have been adopted into families in China and overseas countries


600 families raising children and young adults with disabilities received professional family support services


more than 5,000 short-term volunteers from overseas countries have been mobilised to serve in ICC's care centres

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