30-year-old Abdul received crop training from Action Against Hunger.

Why hunger?

It’s unacceptable that, in a world that produces enough food to feed its entire population, over 3 billion people can’t even afford the cheapest healthy diet.

It’s unacceptable that, in a world that produces enough food to feed its entire population, over 3 billion people can’t even afford the cheapest healthy diet.

Poor diets and malnutrition aren’t a matter of personal choices – the world’s poorest people simply can’t access or afford to eat a healthy diet.

Malnutrition is a direct threat to every child’s right to good health and wellbeing. It can hold back their life chances and prospects for escaping poverty, denying them the chance to build a better future and help their communities prosper.

Together we can change this.

What causes hunger?

Gender inequality

A group of women supported by Action Against Hunger in Ethiopia.

Hunger affects everyone differently. But around the world, women and girls are most at risk of becoming malnourished.

Climate crisis

Gai tries to spear fish after his village in South Sudan is flooded.

Rising temperatures and extreme weather are having a devastating impact on communities.

CoronavirusAction Against Hunger staff at the De Martini coronavirus quarantine hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Coronavirus

The impact of Covid-19 means 132 million more people around the world could face hunger.

How we're responding
World hunger factsA woman and her child in Mali. They've been supported by Action Against Hunger's community health workers.

World hunger facts

The decades-long decline in global hunger has ended. If current trends continue, around 840 million people will be hungry by 2030.

This must change

The hunger crisis

  • 690m

    Around the world 690 million people go to bed hungry every night.

  • 45%

    Almost half of global child deaths are a result of hunger and undernutrition.

  • 46

    Action Against Hunger fights malnutrition in 46 countries around the world.

How we’re making change happen

For over 40 years, we’ve led the global fight against hunger.

In 2019, we helped more than 17 million people in 46 countries around the world through our innovative programmes.

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of undernourished children remain in need of life-saving treatment.

More about our work

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.

Our impact

A community supported by Action Against Hunger in Tanzania.

See the transformation of the people we support through our programmes.

Where we work

Action Against Hunger staff at the De Martini coronavirus quarantine hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

We fight hunger in 46 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.