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International Charter

Credit: Richard Mosse
Credit: Richard Mosse

Independence

Action Against Hunger acts according to its own principles in order to maintain its moral and financial independence. Action Against Hunger's actions are not defined in terms of domestic or foreign policies, nor does the organization act in the interest of any government.

Neutrality

Action Against Hunger maintains a strict political and religious neutrality. Nevertheless, Action Against Hunger can denounce human rights violations it witnesses as well as obstacles put in the way of its humanitarian activities.

Non-Discrimination

A victim is a victim. Action Against Hunger rejects all discrimination based on ethnicity, nationality, opinion, race, religion, sex, or social class.

Free and Direct Access to Victims

Action Against Hunger demands free access to victims and direct control of its programs. Action Against Hunger uses all means available to achieve this goal, and will denounce and act against obstacles that prevent the organization from doing so. Action Against Hunger also verifies the allocation of its resources in order to ensure that they reach those individuals for whom they are destined. Under no circumstances can partners working together with or alongside Action Against Hunger become the ultimate beneficiaries of Action Against Hunger's aid programs.

Professionalism

To maximize its efficiency and use of resources, Action Against Hunger bases the assessment, conception, management, and realization of its programs on the highest professional standards and its years of experience.

Transparency

Action Against Hunger is committed to respecting a policy of transparency and disclosure for its beneficiaries, donors, and partners by making available all information on the allocation and management of its funds, and by providing independent verification of its good management.

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