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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

ACF is a wonderful and efficient organization that you can trust.
I have had the chance to follow their work for over a decade now and I can testify that the money is used on the field. Millions of children have been saved by their very efficient programs and by their expertise.
Thank you to all ACF teams for their wonderful achievements.
Marc Levy

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

ACF is working for a good purpose, and they have hard-working, and great administration, team, and volunteers.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Thanks so much for this kind review, Kashif!

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Thank you so much for this excellent review!

Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give out my quater

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Okay

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

What is unique about this organization?

they are the ones that only realise that HUNGER can kill

 
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Thanks so much for your positive review and kind words!

Rating: 5 stars  

As a field worker and a partner of Action Against Hunger in my current role as Communications Director of Water Advocates, I recommend Action Against Hunger as an effective and important organization. Through their integrated approach and expertise in nutrition, food security and water, sanitation and hygiene they are saving lives and improving them for years to come in some of the poorest parts of the planet.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a field worker and as a partner on water, sanitation and hygiene advocacy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them to expand their monitoring and evaluation of water and sanitation programs using the new FLOW application.

 
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Thank you for this positive review and for your service to the organization!

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

ACF is a NGO that is action oriented. I can truthfully say that they deliver services to those in need and are very present on the ground. They make lasting positive change in the lives of people. I worked for them in four countries and have a good understanding of how they work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

interacting with communities to help address their needs. Fostered communication between peer organizations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do more policy and advocacy work. Lots of good experiences are at the field level and can feed into something larger.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

A do'er

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Thanks so much for your kind insight and support!