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Action Against Hunger | Acf-Usa

Rating: 4.83 stars   78 reviews 10,418

Nonprofit Issues:

International

Address:

One Whitehall Street, 2nd Floor New York NY 10004 USA

Mission:

Action Against Hunger | ACF International works to save the lives of malnourished children and adults while seeking long-term solutions to hunger through self-sustaining programs. ACF works around the world to carry out innovative, lifesaving programs in nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation and hygiene that restore dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world.

Target demographics:

those suffering from malnutrition, with a focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

13+ million people

Geographic areas served:

over 46 countries around the world

Programs:

Nutrition: Global hunger now afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. Severe acute malnutrition, however, is the more immediate killer: it threatens the lives of 19 million children. Every year as many as 5 million of them die from malnutrition-related causes. From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 40 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. A third of the world’s population lives without basic sanitation infrastructure like a toilet. Every day 4,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. We can’t fight malnutrition without tackling the diseases that contribute to it. As part of our integrated approach to hunger, we’re getting safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services to communities in need all over the world. Food Security & Livelihoods: Action Against Hunger’s food security & livelihoods programs tackle the root causes of hunger: problems of access, income, and production. Our food security & livelihoods activities aim to prevent outbreaks of life-threatening acute malnutrition by helping some of the most vulnerable communities around the world regain nutritional self-sufficiency. While our programs encompass a wide array of activities, all are customized to meet the specific needs of each community. Emergency Response: From cholera epidemics sweeping through refugee camps, to catastrophic natural disasters, to malnutrition crises brought on by drought, Action Against Hunger responds to humanitarian emergencies all over the world, delivering immediate life-saving services to populations in distress. With emergency teams on call 24 hours a day, and pre-positioned stocks of essential supplies ready for deployment, our internationally renowned rapid response capabilities ensure that life-saving assistance can be deployed anywhere in the world when needs arise.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

Effectiveness, efficiency and transparency are the keys - the activities of AAH can be not only easily tracked, followed through the many reports and RESULTS through the online and paper articles and news items (also through their annual report), but photos and videos on youtube make you feel confident about a very high portion of your money going directly towards paying for goods and services for those in the absolute need for them. Instead of supporting several organizations with small amounts, it is more effective to support a carefully-chosen one with donations that make a bigger difference and don't result in wasteful marketing coming from several funds towards you - at an increased cumulative cost and making your money used much less effectively. I chose AAH many years ago and have seen my money spent wisely. As long as they keep up their excellent work, they will be my chosen organization to support.

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I know when I donate to Action Against Hunger my money is going to a great cause. They are consistently top-rated by charity watch groups and their website is excellent about updating me on their current work.

 
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This is an organization that is doing great work. They are saving children's lives and helping people all around the world.

 
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Action Against Hunger's mission is noble and necessary. They are experts in their field and have saved countless lives. I am happy to support them any way I can!

 
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Action Against Hunger is an innovative and foreword thinking organization. They utilize their NYC location to raise awareness and funds for acute child malnutrition and poor sanitation in underdeveloped countries. They furthermore utilize soft power techniques in their operations by working with the local peoples to create sustainable, thriving communities.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I got the opportunity to work as a volunteer in the New York City Headquarters from May - August. From this experience I was able to learn about the life-saving programs around the world as well as develop professional skills in marketing, communications, and fundraising from their professional staff.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Action Against Hunger is what every non-profit should be - transparent, efficient, innovative and compassionate. They are a no-frills organization whose metrics speak for themselves. The organization consistently meets real issues with long-term, sustainable solutions and the money goes where it's supposed to - 93% of donations go straight to their life saving programs. Five stars!

 
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An amazing organization that does high quality work across the world and helps save millions of lives.

 
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I contribute to Action Against Hunger because $0.93 of every dollar goes directly to field operations! With such low overhead, it doesn't get much better than that for making sure as much as my donation helps those in need!

 
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Action Against Hunger has become the major focus of my charitable giving. What they do is incredibly important and it appears from my research that they do it very well. I initially donated to Action Against Hunger three years ago because after doing some research, I felt it was a good fit for where my heart is. After giving, I received a warm thank you and subsequently have been contacted a couple times a year with information. What I am saying is they don't waste a bunch of postage on junk-mail that would just irritate me. But they also make it very clear that if I ever have questions or want more information, they will accommodate me. So, I have continued to donate to AAH with a sense of peace that the funds are being used efficiently for a noble cause.

 
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