Food Security | Water/Sanitation | Health
Action Against Hunger is dedicated to the fight
against hunger. Our programs address hunger on four
fronts -- nutrition, water and sanitation, food security,
and health. With programs in over 40 countries, specializing
in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural
disaster, our ultimate goal is to help vulnerable populations
regain their self-sufficiency for long term sustainability.
AAH pioneered the therapeutic milk formula, F100 (www.aah-usa.org/tfc.html
), which significantly reduced the mortality rate of
malnourished children from more than 20% to 5%. This
formula is now in use by all major humanitarian organizations.
We deliver emergency aid and longer-term assistance
directly to people suffering from the dire consequences
of natural disaster or man-made crisis. Today, with
Head Offices in Paris, Madrid, London and New York,
Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against
Hunger network, operating in 40 countries worldwide.
Action Against Hunger intervenes through emergency
relief operations in situations of war, crisis and famine.
Our aim is to save lives and bring aid to populations
in extreme difficulty, such as displaced persons or
refugees who no longer have access to food, and then
to hand over project responsibilities to local teams.
We accomplish this via a four-pronged approach to combating
Our teams of international volunteers distribute food
to the severely malnourished to ensure that aid isn’t
diverted. We set up feeding centers to treat malnutrition.
We control malnutrition through child-growth monitoring
and nutritional surveys, and act to prevent malnutrition
in whole communities by providing nutrition education.
We help rural communities regain their self-sufficiency
by revitalizing the local economy through the distribution
of agricultural tools and seeds and by conducting training
programs in income-generating activities such as farming,
gardening, and animal breeding.
We facilitate the provision of, and access to, safe
drinking water via drilling of wells, tapping of springs,
and improvement of local water systems. The maintenance
of equipment and continued use of clean water is sustained
through training of local staff and public education
regarding the importance of safe drinking water and
We believe that access to health care is just as important
as the provision of food. We set up mother and child
health centers (providing immunization and pre/post-natal
care) and public health programs (involving rehabilitation
of clinics, training of medical staff, provision of
medicine, and monitoring and control of epidemics).
Today, over 400 professional field workers and 4,000
local aid workers are fighting day after day to make
sure that people, especially women and children, are
given the most basic human right – the right to
food. Each year, Action Against Hunger brings relief
to more than 4 million people, thanks to the support
of individuals, international institutions, foundations
For more information or to make a donation please visit
our website www.actionagainsthunger.org.
Action Against Hunger is a registered
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Non-Profit Organization founded
and incorporated in New York State in 1985.