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

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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  • 51 countries

    We fight life-threatening hunger in 51 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

  • 26.3m

    Our life-saving programmes reached more than 26 million people around the world in 2021.

  • 55

    Last year, we responded to 55 emergencies in 21 countries.

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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All you need to know about the east Africa hunger crisisDarmi Doyo, 50, with her starving cattle in Gomulle, Ethiopia.

All you need to know about the east Africa hunger crisis

If the worst drought in a generation wasn’t making things hard enough, the conflict in Ukraine is now causing food prices to skyrocket across east Africa. 23 million are already on the brink of famine.

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