Around the world, 2.3 million children under the age of five die every year because they don’t have the food they need to keep them healthy.

In just six weeks, Action Against Hunger is able to get a malnourished child back on the path to recovery. We also provide families with advice on nutrition and good hygiene practices.

You can help us reach more malnourished children around the world.

Play videoAction Against Hunger Somalia helped Halima recover from life-threatening malnutrition.

Meet Halima

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

Read her story

Malnutrition has devastating effects on children

  • 2.3M

    More than 2 million children die from malnutrition every year.

  • 75%

    Three-quarters of malnourished children under five don't get the treatment they need.

  • 10,000

    10,000 more children under five could die of malnutrition every month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Why your support matters

Action Against Hunger treats more malnourished children than any other charity. We won’t give up until the world is free from hunger, but many more children need our help.

With your support, we can:

  • ensure access to healthy, nutritious food
  • provide clean water, good hygiene and health services
  • train more community health workers to treat malnourished children
  • inform more families about how to stay healthy and prevent more children from dying

Life-saving treatments are cheaply available and extremely effective. You can help us scale up our work to reach more children in need.

Save a life in just six weeksHalima and her mother Fatuma in Somalia. Halima recovered from life-threatening malnutrition thanks to the support of Action Against Hunger.

Save a life in just six weeks

It takes an average of just six weeks to save a child’s life in our malnutrition treatment programmes. Please help us reach thousands of children suffering from deadly malnutrition to make sure they have a future.

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More about Action Against Hunger

About us

A boy is screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Mali.

We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.

What we stand for

An Action Against Hunger health worker in Mali.

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