Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA

Rating: 4.81 stars   70 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 247 West 37th Street 10th Floor New York NY 10018 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: 7.3 million people
Geographic areas served: over 40 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  

The media is not currently cover the famine in Africa as much as they should. Action Against Hunger are making many efforts to continue to show the extreme need that people in the Horn of Africa have today. I thank them for supporting so many people.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Easy payments. Not pushy. Very informative. Well rated. Very worthwhile.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered two events for Action Against Hunger - Le Grand Fooding and PJ Wines Grand Wine Festival. By volunteering, I had the chance to see some of the action behind the scenes and was able to observe the production of the events. In both cases, the organizers, volunteers and participants meshed together well to create an entertaining and informative experience. I enjoyed being involved not only for helping Action Against Hunger with their fight to end world hunger, but also because I got to see members of the organization instill their passion and values into the participants.

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Quite well

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Ph.D student at the university of the south toulon-var in France and my research is entitled "Computer mediated engaging communications: techniques of strategic communications for optimizing commitments for humanitarian actions on the Internet". I am also president of a small humanitarian association called SHAPE 1 AFRICA. Action Against Hunger is one of the organizations included in my research database which is comprised of roughly 32 popular international humanitarian organizations. I can tell you firsthand that, AAH is one of the most innovative organizations in terms of their communication strategy and their capacity to incite participation with web 2.0 technology. Their innovation has undoubtedly resulted in the helping of millions of people in crisis situations. They should be inducted into the "Top Rated Disaster Relief Nonprofit" without hesitation. I vouch for them and stand by my word as a researcher that they merit this recognition. Sincerely, William Samuel Ravatua-Smith, M.A.
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University of the South Toulon-Var
I3M Research Laboratory of Info. Com.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very happy to work with an organization that is so supportive in helping to end world hunger. They have been excellent to work with, and I look forward to working with them in the future.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

With so much need in the world there are organizatons that inspire hope while meeting the need that is out there. Without question or doubt Action Against Hunger is one of them. With a clear mission and an outstanding commitment to helping others, providing for one of their most basic of needs, they not only offer a clear view of their work while remaining accountable and transparent but they also offer a love and a care that helps to heal. Truly a wonderful organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found Action Against Hunger in a search I was doing for charitable organizations that are making a real impact on the planet. I sent out a note to my Facebook and Twitter followers and gave a little donation. They contacted me to thank me with a direct email. I value real people who make a real difference and apply monies to real project. Give today to Action Against Hunger

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Rating: 5 stars  

Action Against Hunger / action contre la faim international does amazing work in the countries they serve and provide complete transparency into their finances. I would be proud to donate to them and trust that my money goes directly to those who need it most.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Action Against Hunger was introduced to my via an article in the New York Times. I have been donating since then and wish them all the best in continuing their excellent work against hunger and malnutrition.

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And a great organization which save many lives of world children from the powerful jaws of malnutrition. and it is doing a great job in my country South Sudan in fighting malnutrition. am proud of your work.

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Life-changing

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2010

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