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Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, Action Against Hunger (ACF) delivers programs in over 40 countries, specializing in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural disasters and longer-term assistance to people in distress. Our ultimate goal is to help vulnerable populations regain their self-sufficiency for long term sustainability.


To save the lives of malnourished children and adults while seeking long-term solutions to hunger through self-sustaining programs.


Action Against Hunger's life-saving programs deliver relief, recovery and rehabilitation services to people in need in over 40 countries around the world. Our comprehensive, innovative programs integrate activities in Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Food Security, and Health Care.

Nutrition Programs:
Nutrition programs aim at assessing, preventing, and treating acute malnutrition among the most vulnerable populations, especially young children and pregnant women. Health programs consist of fighting diseases linked with malnutrition.

Food Security:
Action Against Hunger's food security programs include both emergency programs - such as emergency food distributions - as well as long-term programs. These programs aim at boosting agricultural and/or economic activity providing populations with sufficient access to food of a satisfactory quality and improving self-sufficiency.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene:
These programs aim at guaranteeing access to drinking water and good sanitary conditions (by providing wells, water distribution networks, latrines, hygiene education sessions, etc). In 2006, 1,852,490 people benefited from these programs.

Action Against Hunger raises awareness about hunger and seeks to alert and influence the international community when fundamental rights such as access to water or food are violated. Action Against Hunger's advocacy efforts aim at affecting institutional and cultural changes to help create a world without hunger.


The international community recognizes ACF as a leader in the fight against hunger with our life-saving therapeutic feeding centers and supplementary feeding programs. Action Against Hunger's Scientific Committee pioneered the therapeutic milk formula (F100) now used by all major humanitarian organizations.
The therapeutic feeding centers are at the heart of our nutritional program: in less than 30 days, children and adults dying from acute malnutrition are cured.

Our first initiatives provided assistance to Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Ugandan populations affected by war and drought, and helped Cambodian refugees in Thailand. During the 1980s and 1990s, ACF was involved in crises in countries that include Ethiopia, Iraq, Rwanda and Bosnia.

Today, we assist over 5 million people in some 40 countries.


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Philippines, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Nepal, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Somalia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali, Colombia, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Argentina


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10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 967-7800
EIN: 13-3327220

A Gift Card

Basic Needs


Dig A Well

Water for 300

This gift pays for the labor, equipment and supplies needed to create a 50 foot deep well in a village that will sufficiently provide water to be used in a variety of different essential activities. This will guarantee that this necessity to human survival is made accessible to those who so urgently need it. The well that is created will help provide water security to...


Deliver Water

One week for 300

This gift enables us to pump and deliver (via trucks) enough freshwater to a village of 300 people that would sufficiently last them a week.


End Starvation

Food for The Congo

Action Against Hunger is working to alleviate extreme hunger amongst 400,000 beneficiaries in the eastern and western parts of the country. This gift enables us to provide food and other nutritional supplements to victims of extreme malnutrition, who can be nursed back to health within 30 days.


Rehabilitate A Well

Drilling and labor

The gift allows us to pay for the drilling equipment and labor required to rehabilitate one existing well. This would provide water for cooking, drinking, sanitation and agriculture and benefit many lives, because in some communities, as many as ten thousand people share a single well.


Rebuild Wells

One well in Pakistan

This gift contributes to our efforts to rehabilitate wells that had been destroyed in the earthquake of October 2005. Action Against Hunger has been working in the areas affected by the earthquake since 2001. From the start of this year, we have been focusing on rehabilitating and building the infrastructure required in the affected regions needed to provide food and water security, including rehabilitating water...


Feed A Family

Food for one month

This gift enables us to provide nutritious grain and other food staples to a family of four for an entire month. This food is selected based on the specific needs and culture of the community that this family is a part of.


Equip A Household

Seeds and supplies

This gift enables us to provide high-yield seed varieties and a range of farming equipment to one farming household to enable it to attain self-sustainability in as short a time as possible.


Feed A Family

Food for two weeks

This gift allows us to provide a family of four with grain and other food staples for two weeks.


Feed A Child

One month of porridge

This gift will allow us to tackle the problem of malnutrition in children by enabling us to provide nutritious porridge and calcium-rich milk to one child for an entire month at one of our Therpeutic Feeding Centers.


Water A Field

One farm handpump

The gift of a handpump allows farmers to tap into underground water to irrigate their fields, allowing them to use their cropland more optimally and effectively.


Heal A Child

Malnutrition treatment

The gift will help pay for the medicines and nutritional supplements used in our Therapeutic Feeding Centers to nurse a malnourished child back to health. It will allow us to save the life of another one of our young beneficiaries.