Everything we undertake at Action Against Hunger is fueled by our unshakeable belief that ending hunger and undernutrition is possible. We know that we can win the fight against hunger, and we know that change is within reach. We have strong evidence about what solutions are effective, and we know how to implement them. We also know there is a strong need for new solutions and approaches, and we are committed to pursuing them, too.
The time to push ourselves is now.
As part of Action Against Hunger’s International Strategic Plan for 2016-2020, we are prioritizing bold initiatives not only to scale up our interventions to prevent and treat the deadliest form of hunger—acute undernutrition—but also to achieve lasting change by targeting the root causes of hunger and transforming the way hunger is viewed and addressed.
We are already making great strides against these objectives.
- We are working to improve nutrition and access to safe water, income, and food for 14.7 million people in 50 countries, through the exemplary efforts of 7,958 staff.
- We have taken steps to base some of our operations in a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya, to provide better support to our country offices and to more effectively participate in critical regional dialogue.
- In 2016, Action Against Hunger launched a dynamic new inter-agency coalition called “No Wasted Lives” to double the number of children worldwide who receive treatment for severe acute undernutrition.
- We responded to 27 emergencies last year, including the refugee crises in Syria and Iraq, and massive hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen.
Although we have many reasons to be proud, monumental challenges threaten the humanitarian community’s global resources and capacity. The United Nations has warned that we are now facing the worst humanitarian crises the world has experienced since World War II. Civil conflict—along with prolonged drought and extreme poverty—deepened severe hunger emergencies in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, putting an estimated 20 million people at risk of famine.
Action Against Hunger has not backed down from these challenges, and we remain committed to exerting all our available influence to help people in need and to urge world leaders to agree political solutions to end these crises.
We face a pivotal moment in our mission. Thank you for being part of it. None of our success would be possible without the generosity of the Action Against Hunger community. Thank you for everything you do to help us save lives and push for long-term change. With your support, we will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger. For everyone. For good.
Read about our work in our latest Annual Report: