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.

We have enough food to feed everyone on earth.

So why can’t 3 billion people get the food they need? Poverty, conflict and inequality keep life-giving food out of reach.

When children don’t have enough food, their brains and bodies suffer. It stops them growing, learning and working. It locks them and their families in a life of poverty.

Left too long, hunger kills.

But we won’t let it.

We’re there in a crisis, getting life-saving food to people who need it. And we’re there long after.

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

Covid-19

The impact of the pandemic means 30 million more people around the world are now facing hunger.

How we're responding

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.

The hunger crisis

  • 810m

    Around the world 810 million people go to bed hungry every night.

  • 45%

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

  • 51

    Action Against Hunger fights malnutrition in 51 countries around the world.

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

A woman walking through a field at an Action Against Hunger project in Mali.

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