Help us deliver rapid, effective, life-saving aid around the world

The Emergency Fund helps us to anticipate and respond to crises as quickly as possible, because rapid action saves lives. This includes hidden emergencies that often don’t make it onto our TV screens, such as Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan.

In 2023 Action Against Hunger responded to 47 emergencies across 34 countries. We are one of the first on the scene in an emergency and in the last two years we have responded to every major humanitarian crisis worldwide.

With your gift, we can take rapid action to:

  • Provide families with food and shelter, safe drinking water and clean toilets to stop the spread of diseases and causes of malnutrition
  • Set up mobile treatment clinics for children with life-threatening hunger
  • Provide safe spaces for mothers to feed their children, giving them practical and emotional support to continue breastfeeding in challenging circumstances

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Watch: How we act rapidly

Responding to global emergencies is at the core of our work. In 2023, we responding to 47 emergencies across 34 countries. Watch our short 2-minute video to find out how your support helps save lives.

The crisis in numbers

  • 4 in 5

    A staggering 80% of the global population facing famine or catastrophic levels of hunger are located in Gaza.

  • 80%

    The UN estimates that 80% of humanitarian funding is needed to help people affected by conflict.

  • 103M

    103 million people were forced to leave their homes because of conflict in 2022 – that’s more than the population of Germany and the Netherlands combined.

How do Action Against Hunger support people in conflict?

When action is needed to save lives, we’re there working to get the right food and support to communities at the right time. We’re responding to dozens of emergencies around the world, including:

  • reaching over 340,000 people in Gaza by distributing clean drinking water, food baskets and hygiene kits
  • supporting people affected by hunger in Ukraine as a result of the war, providing hot meals and emergency food packages
  • working with refugees who have fled Ukraine to surrounding countries – including Moldova, Poland and Romania – by distributing food packages and providing mental health support to those traumatised by what they’ve experienced and seen
  • helping war-torn communities in Yemen – one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises – by providing treatment for malnutrition, ensuring access to clean water and treatment for cholera
Gita, a girl supported by Action Against Hunger in Afghanistan.

Save lives today

Most people facing hunger and malnutrition in the world today can be found in countries affected by conflict. With war comes displacement, disruptions to local supply chains and soaring food prices. You can help.

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