Latin America & the Caribbean

A farmer stands in his fields.
Allan Sanchez
Action Against Hunger, Colombia
In the Dry Corridor areas of Guatemala, Action Against Hunger staff work with rural communities to improve food security and nutrition.

Millions of people in the Americas and the Caribbean live in poverty, and are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition.

In the Dry Corridor areas of Guatemala, Action Against Hunger staff work with rural communities to improve food security and nutrition.
A family displaced by conflict walks through a settlement. Action Against Hunger is supporting families like these with cash transfers to help them buy food, medicine, and other goods.
A child stands in a garden
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The state of hunger in the Americas

Poverty and hunger in the Americas have been increasing steadily since 2015, driven by displacement, climate disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. With food, fuel, and fertilizer prices on the rise, more families are struggling to cope.

Measuring a child’s mid-upper arm circumference with a color-coded, graduated band is a cheap and simple way to detect undernutrition.
56.5M

People Face Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean

María Josefina serves as secretary of her local seed bank, an Action Against Hunger project that aims to promote diet diversity and stabilize food prices.
11.3%

More Women Face Hunger Than Men in Latin America and the Caribbean

A mother kisses her baby. Her family was displaced by conflict and now receives cash support from Action Against Hunger.
8.6%

Of People in Latin America and the Caribbean Are Undernourished

Where we work in the Americas

A community session on hygiene in Haiti.
Christophe Da Silva
Action Against Hunger, Haiti
A mother kisses her baby. Her family was displaced by conflict and now receives cash support from Action Against Hunger.
David Quijano
Action Against Hunger, Colombia
A woman cultivates her garden.
Lys Arango
Action Against Hunger, Peru

Action Against Hunger helped to lead Haiti's fight to eradicate cholera.

Eradicating Cholera

To support families displaced by conflict in Colombia, we provide cash transfers to help them buy what they need to survive.

In Peru, Maribel grows swiss chard, spinach, carrots, cabbage, onions, corn, quinoa, and barley from seeds provided by Action Against Hunger so her family can eat a healthy diet.

Solutions to hunger and poverty in the Americas

Action Against Hunger fights hunger and works to improve food security and livelihoods opportunities throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. In the wake of natural disasters and other emergencies, we provide hygiene supplies and cash transfers to help families in crisis buy food and support local markets. We also provide mental health support for those coping with trauma.

We train health workers, parents, and others on best practices for preventing and treating malnutrition. Our research and survey teams help local authorities and partners to measure, analyze, and better understand hunger in communities.

We empower vulnerable communities to increase their access to healthy food, income, and markets. By equipping small-scale farmers with climate-smart agriculture techniques, we help people – particularly women – learn skills, save money, and access capital to start businesses.