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  

I have spent many, many hours reviewing charities, determining where to put my money. After exhaustive review, Action Against Hunger is one of 2 charities I've decided to focus my efforts. The cause could not be more important, and I love how transparent they are. They consistently get fantastic ratings from sites such as charity navigator, and others. I will be a doner for a long, long time.

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Thank you so much, Nick, for this well thought out review! We appreciate your support so much.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting Action Contre la Faim/Action Against Hunger in France and now in the US. I have seen that they are able to spot when hunger comes to any part of the world, in particular when new crisis appears (such as the drought in Mongolia a couple of years ago). I feel that my participation allowed to support an efficient and quick organization that encompasses everyone that can suffer from this terrible pain of starving.

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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 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 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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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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Thank you so much for this awesome review! We're thrilled that you were pleased with your donation experience.

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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