Six weeks to save a life

Our teams are experts at tackling the effects of hunger across the world.

Our approach is so effective that in the course of an average six-week treatment programme – which costs just £42 – we’re able to get young children with severe acute malnutrition firmly back on a path of recovery and also ensure healthy feeding and hygiene practices at home.

Why your monthly gift 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.

Monthly gifts are vitally important to us. They allow us to sustainably scale our work and reach more children suffering from the effects of malnutrition.

With your support, we can:

  • ensure children have 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.

Malnutrition has devastating effects on children

  • 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.

  • 2.3M

    More than 2 million children die from malnutrition every year.

Take Action Against Hunger

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.