Action Against Hunger USA
Established in 1985
Mission Statement: Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Action Against Hunger USA saves the lives of malnourished children. They ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. Action Against Hunger USA enable entire communities to be free from hunger.
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In their 40 years of existence, they have expanded their reach to nearly 50 countries
More than 8,000 field staff working around the world
Serving more than 20 million people
In 2016, Action Against Hunger has reached over 5.8 million people through their water, sanitation and hygiene programs.
487 projects are ongoing, with focuses on water, sanitation & hygiene, food assistance, health, and disaster risk and reduction.
How Action Against Hunger is making a difference
Nutrition and Health
Action Against Hunger USA works to treat undernourished children through community-based approaches and prevent undernutrition by identifying the underlying causes.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Waterborne diseases are one of the leading causes of children under five and play a large role in undernutrition. Action Against Hunger USA works with communities to strengthen infrastructure and systems to provide safe water, sanitation, and proper hygiene.
Food Security & Livelihoods
Action Against Hunger USA aim to empower communities to improve access to food, income, and markets. This program also works to train and build small-scale farmers to increase production, store and market their crops. In humanitarian crises Action Against Hunger also provides cash transfer or cash-for-work programs while enabling them to make positive choices.
Emergency teams are on call 24 hours a day with stocks of supplies ready for deployment to ensure that assistance can be delivered anywhere when needed. Action Against Hunger USA focuses on evaluating emergency needs, providing emergency aid, preventing and managing risk for future disasters.