An Action Against Hunger community health worker in Mali.

What we stand for

We’re an independent and determined charity that tackles the causes and effects of hunger – no matter what the circumstances.

At all times, our aim is to save the lives of vulnerable people affected by hunger.

We work with families and communities so they can build a better future for themselves – safe in the knowledge they can provide their children with enough healthy, nutritious food.

Wherever we act, these are the values and principles that guide us:

Helping people in need

We tackle the causes and effects of hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable children, women and men.

We’re committed to helping anyone who’s going hungry in the countries where we work, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Despite challenges such as conflict and climate change, our dedicated teams continue to work in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach and worst-affected places – determined to help those in need.


We stand against all forms of discrimination based on ethnicity, nationality, opinion, race, religion, gender or social class.

We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect, and championing the rights and contribution of all to achieve a world free from hunger. We act with honesty and strive for openness, equality and justice.

We work in diverse communities, so we know our work depends on recognising the reasons why the world’s poorest and most marginalised people do not have access to enough healthy food. We’re committed to tackling the injustices that lead to hunger.


We aim for total transparency. Whether for partners, donors or beneficiaries of our work, we make it clear how we’re managing all our funds and resources.

Every year, our accounts are fully audited by external partners to ensure we’re using our supporters’ generous donations effectively.

Where your money goes


Established in France in 1979, we’re a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious, non-profit organisation.

We’re committed to remaining neutral at all times. However, we’ll always speak out against human rights violations, any form of discrimination and anything that prevents us from doing our work that saves the lives of people living in vulnerable communities.


We’re completely independent and don’t act in the interest of any government or private organisation.

Our own values and principles define us.


We pride ourselves on our years of experience and expertise in the humanitarian sector.

From the start of a programme right through to its end, we make sure we maintain the highest professional standards and constantly aim for continual improvement.

A community supported by Action Against Hunger in Tanzania.

Our impact

Meet the communities we're supporting through our life-saving programmes across the world.

How we make change
A child being screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger health centre in Mali.

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How we're run

Ibrahim, an Action Against Hunger community health worker in Mali, on his motorbike.

We’re part of a worldwide network fighting malnutrition alongside five other member organisations.

Supporter promise

Simbo and his mum in Mali. Simbo recovered from life-threatening hunger after receiving support from Action Against Hunger.

We’re committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way while ensuring our supporters are treated with respect.


Hawa, an Action Against Hunger community health worker in Mali.

We’ve put together some answers to the questions our supporters most ask us about our work and fundraising.