Mums around the world are in a battle for survival. Strong and resilient, they do everything they can to feed their families. But it’s still not enough – their children are starving.

Mothers are on the frontline of the hunger crisis.  Women go to incredible lengths to care for their families, but the odds are stacked against them.

In countries like Ethiopia, the climate crisis is making things harder. Extreme weather is destroying crops and devastating livestock. If we don’t act fast, even more children will go hungry – more than 2 million children under five die from malnutrition every year.

You can provide mothers with life-saving therapeutic food to save their children from starvation. You can also give mums the tools they need to help their children grow up strong and healthy.

Your donation can make a big difference. Help mums and their children beat hunger today.

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Play videoSafiya and her daughter Fardosa at a treatment centre run by Action Against Hunger in Ethiopia.

Mothers on the frontline of the hunger crisis

In Ethiopia, mums like Safiya and Medina are at the heart of the hunger crisis. But a mother's commitment alone is often not enough to stave off severe malnutrition. Without the right nourishment from the very start of life, a child is in serious danger.

Why your support matters

We won’t give up until the world is free from hunger, but many more children need our help.

A gift today could:

  • help mums get access to healthy, nutritious food for their children
  • provide clean water, good hygiene and health services
  • train more community health workers to treat malnourished children
  • teach communities to grow sustainable crops so no child is malnourished

Life-saving treatments are cheaply available and extremely effective. You can help us scale up our work to reach more children in need.

Give mums and their children a fighting chanceMedina and her daughter Munira enjoy a meal at their home in Ethiopia.

Give mums and their children a fighting chance

Your donation could help run vital clinics offering life-saving treatment to malnourished children. This winter, please donate to support mums and their children battling the hunger crisis.

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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.