About Us

FOR FOOD. AGAINST HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION.
FOR CLEAN WATER. AGAINST KILLER DISEASES.
FOR FREEDOM FROM HUNGER. FOR EVERYONE. FOR GOOD. 

As the world’s hunger specialist, our primary goal is to create a better way to deal with hunger. For more than 40 years, we have led the global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. Our teams have been on the front lines, treating and preventing malnutrition across more than 45 countries.

We save the lives of children and their families. We are there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. 

For Action. Against Hunger.

We save the lives of children and their families. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.
  • Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
  • 8,000+ field staff assisting more than 17 million people 
  • 40 years of expertise responding to emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters, and food crises

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of undernourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment. We are committed to helping all children access the urgent hunger care they need to survive. 

The world needs a better way to deal with hunger. Together, we're creating it. For everyone. For good. 

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Why Our Work Matters

About 690 million people go to bed hungry every night, and one in three children in low- and middle-income countries suffers from chronic malnutrition. Nearly half of all child deaths worldwide are from causes related to undernutrition, even though it is:

  1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when to expect acute undernutrition
  2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to help children stay healthy
  3. TREATABLE:  Community-based outpatient programs and therapeutic ready-to-use foods can help save millions, and just $45 can provide a child with lifesaving treatment

We know how to provide lifesaving treatment to malnourished children when we can reach them. Learn more about world hunger.

Where Your Money Goes

We dedicate as much of our funding as possible to our lifesaving humanitarian programs.
We spend $0.93 of every donated dollar on program activities (learn more).

We’re Highly Rated

Charity Ratings

You can trust Action Against Hunger. Here’s why:

  • Highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator, thirteen years in a row
  • Listed as an “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch
  • We're accountable, meeting all 20 Better Business Bureau standards
  • Earned Guidestar's Platinum Participant Seal for our commitment to transparency
  • Awarded the “Best in America” seal by the Independent Charities of America

 

For Action. Against Hunger.

Together, we are creating a better way to deal with hunger. For everyone. For good.

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