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  

Wonderful organization. They get into "impossible" areas and get it done when others cannot, including those with greater resources and higher profiles such as Doctors without Borders.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The number of people they are helping is impressive. Web-site informative and easy to navigate. Donation made was a great Christmas gift.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AAH's distribution of donated funds is very fair, the number of preventative programs is high, they act quick when needed and don't waste too much money on direct mails and ineffective promotional items. I wish they would shift their communication even more to electronic means, but still, they don't make the mistake that so many (especially major) organizations do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

An efficient, effective organization with inspired leadership that has a global footprint. A great way to put your money into action.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity Watch rates Action Against Hunger an "A" for efficiency of donations: 86 cents of every dollar goes to the cause and only 2 cents are spent for fundraising for each dollar raised.

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Rating: 4 stars  

i think fight against hunger has to invest in agriculture rather than helping the people who are already in the tragedy as well as attacking the key problems to hunger like poverty climate and political atmosphere of the most nation.

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Thanks for your review! We invest in agriculture through our food security programs - you can find out more about them here: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/impact/food-security-livelihoods

Rating: 3 stars  

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I am proud to be a graduate and agric extension as an area of specialisation in Nagerian University.... in fact, from the North-East states of the country where hunger is at it peak due to desertification, shortage of rainfall and ignorance of the people there.
97% of those people from that area (North-East states) speak Hausa which i am also one of them... i am always thinking of what i can do to them, be part of there solution not problem. So as an extension agent, change agent to both rural and urban people my ideas on new agricultural innovations will be a greater help.
To all Agriculturist in dlfferent part of the world.... your knowledge is important to those people that are hungry.
THANKS I AM HAPPY TO IDENTIFY WITH YOU PEOPLE(ACF).
TIMOTHY MAMMAN YARIMA. FROM YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.

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they are the ones that only realise that HUNGER can kill

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was at church today and the pastor brought out some things .The one thing that caught my attention is how we take for granted what other people do not have.So as he went on talking about life outside the USA.Poverty is an understatement for other people and especially kids.As much as i care about people i felt if i could not help everyone and( then there was the trust issue). Then why try at all ,when i clicked on this sight. NOW i understand if i just donate when i can it probably will go a long way.Thinking about where i came from was tough for any kid, escaping violence and dealing with hunger.Now multiply that by a billion i cant even imagine what these kids and parents go through.So before this year is out GOD willing I will be a donor

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have researched many organizations making a difference in the hunger crisis in Africa, and this agency stood out. I am proud to support the wonderful work they are doing and will be praying that many who are blessed will give... to help those in such great need.

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I'm just a new mom that started my tweeter and Facebook account 3 days ago to honor Somalian children which was a great success so far.
I put your website as one of the organization that people can help as it is already well known. Thank you for a fantastic job.

All together we can save those children.
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Put more public notification as a lot to places are happy to put posters for non-profit organization like Starbucks.

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