Learn about our response to the worst food insecurity situation in the world. Read more »


Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that saves the lives of malnourished children while bringing sustainable solutions to hunger and safe water to people faced with life-threatening conditions. Our life-saving programs assist some five million people in over 40 countries each year.

Infographic: Marking One Year of Conflict in South Sudan

Editor's note: One year ago today, conflict erupted in South Sudan, leaving millions of people in the world's youngest nation in need of aid. This graphic shows key moments from this year of instability, including Action Against Hunger's response to the growing needs of the people of South Sudan

Assisting Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Earlier this month, Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines in many areas that are still vulnerable from the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan last year. Fortunately, Action Against Hunger and local authorities used lessons learned during the response to Typhoon Haiyan to save lives and reduce the damage.

Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Our Response in Pictures

It's been nine months since a catastrophic outbreak of Ebola officially took hold in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. It is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history, and has taken the lives of more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined.

In Iraq, Winter Weather Leaves Millions in Need

Since January 2014, more than 2.1 million people have been displaced across Iraq—900,000 of whom have taken refuge in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), in the nation’s north. Many internally displaced people are living in precarious conditions that are exposed to the elements, such as open spaces, camps, unfinished buildings, and schools.

A Look at a Female Activist at Work in Northern Uganda

Editor’s note: Raising awareness about Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most important ways we empower women and aid communities in Northern Uganda. At Action Against Hunger we train select community members to become activists, to act as role models, and to support other women. Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a good occasion to share the challenging yet inspiring life of one such remarkable woman activist, Amito Margaret.

In Pakistan, a Young Hygiene Hero Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Eleven-year-old Benazir* shouted enthusiastically from the stage where she stood, “Choose handwashing, choose health!” More than 400 students from five different schools had come together to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in K.N. Shah Town in Dadu District, Sindh Province, Pakistan, and she wanted to show them that a simple act can have a big impact—by washing their hands with soap and clean water, they can help create a healthy and bright future.

The Philippines, One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan—one of the most powerful typhoons recorded in history—swept across central Philippines, severely impacting 14 million people. As the people of the Philippines and the international community remember the lives lost and recognize the resilience of survivors, Action Against Hunger looks back on the year.

The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan: A Year in Pictures

One year ago, on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Philippines. Action Against Hunger responded immediately, and for the past year our teams have been working to rebuild communities devastated by the deadly storm. These pictures give a glimpse of the impact of the storm, the progress we’ve made, and the extraordinary resilience of people in the Philippines. Photo by Lucile Grosjean/ACF International

Video: Bringing Clean Water to Families Displaced from Northern Iraq

In response to the influx of families fleeing violence in Northern Iraq, Action Against Hunger is racing to provide critical water and sanitation services in camps and within host communities—including Zakho, where more than 100,000 displaced people have settled. 

Ebola: The Food Factor

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is capturing the world’s attention and rightfully so. It is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history, and has taken the lives of more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined. To make matters even worse, a second deadly impact of the Ebola outbreak is looming.  As Ebola spreads, the number and severity of malnourished children in Sierra Leone and Liberia will increase dramatically. We must act now to save precious lives. 


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

Subscribe to news and alerts or donate now »

Subscribe to RSS - Impact