Together with our partners, Action Against Hunger has been fighting hunger with proven success for more than 40 years, supporting affected populations and communities in nearly 50 countries.
This work remains more important than ever as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, alongside increasing stresses from protracted conflicts, the effects of the climate crisis and growing socio-economic inequality.
As we look ahead, we are alarmed by increases in the number of undernourished people, especially in the context of other escalating humanitarian needs. Increasing natural disasters due to climate change, war and conflict have displaced more people than ever before, and the effects of the environmental crisis are already increasing food insecurity in many countries.
The emergence of new epidemics – such as the global Covid-19 pandemic – will strongly exacerbate existing vulnerabilities. The repercussions from this crisis will last for years and could lead to a doubling in the number of people living in a state of severe food insecurity and to 500 million additional people falling into poverty.
Supporting the people we serve through these unprecedented challenges will require us to develop new approaches and to place an even greater focus on achieving long-term change through the mitigation of the key drivers of hunger, in particular climate change, gender inequality, conflict and poverty.
Our commitment to learning, innovation, diversity and inclusion, anti-racism, and gender equality remains more important than ever as we strive to help the communities we serve adapt to the changing landscape. Working together, we will restore dignity and social justice, build resilience, and ensure our community partners and the people we serve remain in charge of their own destinies. We will continue to leave no one behind, providing support to those living in remote and hard-to-reach areas.
People and communities will remain the centre of everything we do as we continue to work hand-in-hand with them to develop and implement effective solutions to prevent and reduce hunger.
We strive to be a catalyst for change. As the world’s specialist on global hunger, we are uniquely positioned to generate and drive momentum to share and build on our expertise.