Chepangat, a little girl from Kenya who our teams saved from severe malnutrition in Kenya, with her sister Chepoisho.

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We’re an international charity committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and supporting their families to beat hunger.

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Good nutrition

An Action Against Hunger staff member screens a child for malnutrition in Mali.

Providing children with the nutrition they need means they can fulfil their potential and look forward to a brighter future.

Gender equality

A group of women supported by Action Against Hunger in Ethiopia.

Hunger affects everyone differently. But around the world, women and girls are most at risk of becoming malnourished.

Climate resilience

Gai tries to spear fish after his village in South Sudan is flooded.

Rising temperatures and extreme weather are having a huge impact on communities already struggling to get the food they need.

Safer communities

South Sudanese refugees supported by an Action Against Hunger member of staff.

Most people facing hunger and malnutrition in the world today can be found in countries affected by conflict.

The global fight against hungerA woman works in a field in Kenya.

Interactive 360° experienceThe global fight against hunger

Ever wondered what it's like to wander around a community in Madagascar? Or a remote village in Peru? Here's the chance to learn more about our programmes and walk alongside the communities we work with. Step inside the lives of families affected by hunger around the world by immersing yourself in our new interactive 360° experience.

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  • 46 countries

    We fight hunger and malnutrition in 46 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

  • 25m

    Our life-saving programmes reached 25 million people around the world in 2020.

  • 96p

    Out of every £1 raised, 96p goes directly towards our charitable activities.

Why the conflict in Ukraine is leading to a hunger crisisDarmi Doyo, 50, at her land that she cannot cultivate due to a continuing drought in Gomulle, Ethiopia.

Why the conflict in Ukraine is leading to a hunger crisis

Together, Ukraine and Russia produce a third of the world’s wheat and barley. With the current blockage of Ukraine’s main ports, the country is unable to export its food – leading to rising food prices and increasing hunger levels in East Africa and elsewhere.

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Write to Vicky Ford

Write to Vicky Ford

More than 15 million people across Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are facing life-threatening hunger. Yet, world leaders have been slow to respond. Famine is preventable with fast and effective action. Vicky Ford, Minister for Africa, must act now to save lives.

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