Action Against Hunger Experts in the fight against hunger

Action Against Hunger is an international, non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit making organization with programs in 43 countries worldwide. Its vocation is to save lives, especially those of malnourished children, and to work with vulnerable populations to preserve and restore their livelihoods with dignity.

For over 25 years, Action Against Hunger has been at the forefront of the fight against hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Our teams do their utmost day after day to ensure that people are given access to the most basic of human rights – the right to food.

Action Against Hunger’s teams provide for people’s immediate needs when food is scarce, and provide families with the tools, seeds and support they need to build a sustainable future.

The organization was created in 1979 and has since developed within the framework of an international network (ACF International Network) with headquarters in France (ACF-France), Spain (ACF-Espana), Canada (ACF-Canada), the UK (ACF-UK) and the US (ACF-USA). In carrying out our activities, all members adhere to a charter of principles that forms the foundation of our humanitarian commitment: independence, impartiality, non-discrimination, free and direct access, professionalism and transparency.

Action Against Hunger's Scientific Committee pioneered the therapeutic milk formula (F100) that is now widely used by all relief organizations and has significantly decreased the global mortality rate of severely malnourished children under the age of five from 25% to 5%, enabling them to lead healthy lives. More than 500 international and 5,000 national staff implement our projects, helping over 4.2 million people.

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How far the contributions go...

  • 1.5¢ needed daily for a farming family to upkeep a lemon, banana, mango, or orange tree to incorporate fresh fruit into their diets, prevent soil erosion and desertification, and provide shade.
  • 6.8¢ needed daily for a farmer to purchase seed to produce one healthy harvest of maize, groundnut, or millet seeds.
  • $35 – provides a hand pump for drinking water in Cambodia.
  • $35 – supports 30 days of treatment for a severely malnourished child in Congo.
  • $50 – helps a displaced family in Darfur, Sudan with needed emergency materials such as blankets, cooking pots, a tent shelter, etc.
  • $250 – provides fluids for 30 children suffering from cholera in Congo.
  • $250 – provides a water pump benefiting 500 people in Kenya.