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  

We attended a very compelling program about AAH in NYC this year.

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Action Against Hunger impresses me very much in the thoughtfulness and cost-effectiveness of its work. At the same time, its projects are innovative and respectful of local people. Elizabeth Saenger

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great charity. They get the supplies to where they are most needed.

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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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Life-changing

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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: 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: 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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