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.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Action Against Hunger is just plain and simple an outstanding and honest organization...Helping those in need all over the world. I'm so glad I'm able to help!

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As a mother to a young child, it is important to me to donate to an organization that utilizes the donations given in the most effective manner and I feel as though Action Against Hunger does just that.

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Life-changing

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I interned at Action Against Hunger and can 100% vouch for their remarkably authentic concern and intense commitment for helping others. They are "the real deal!" Global leaders in humanitarian aid with a long history, they have also managed to keep the passion and drive of a young non-profit; their sincerity and integrity is honorable.

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Life-changing

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2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

when i first saw what you were doing for all that people, i culdt stop my tears, and now every time that i can, i make a litle donation to support and help you, help the others; god bless you all, you are allways in my prayers.

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Life-changing

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2011

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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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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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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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