Halima and her mum Fatuma. Action Against Hunger helped Halima recover from malnutrition.

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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

Mamadou prays as the first rains of the year arrive in Mauritania.

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.

Meet HalimaHalima, a girl from Somalia who recovered from malnutrition after support from Action Against Hunger.

Six weeks to save a lifeMeet Halima

When 20-month-old Halima was admitted to one of our treatment centres in Somalia, she showed all the signs of life-threatening hunger. She was underweight, she had swollen feet and hands, and her hair had started to fall out.

Read Halima's story


  • 46 countries

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

  • 17m

    Our life-saving programmes reached 17 million people around the world in 2019.

  • 91p

    Out of every £1 raised, 91p goes directly towards our charitable activities.

CoronavirusAbdullah is a contracted doctor working at an Action Against Hunger health clinic in Abyan province, Yemen


The impact of Covid-19 means 132 million more people around the world could face hunger.

How we're responding
Inside a quarantine hospital in SomaliaAction Against Hunger staff at the De Martini coronavirus quarantine hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Inside a quarantine hospital in Somalia

Action Against Hunger’s teams are working around the clock at De Martini hospital, the only quarantine centre in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Helping to save lives