The aim of Action Against Hunger is to save lives by combating hunger, diseases, and those crises threatening the lives of helpless men, women and children.

Action Against Hunger intervenes in the following situations:

In natural or man-made disasters which threaten food security or result in famine,

In situations of social/economic breakdown, linked to internal or external circumstances which place particular groups of people in extremely vulnerable positions,

In situations where survival depends on humanitarian aid.

Action Against Hunger brings assistance either during the crisis itself through emergency intervention, or afterwards through rehabilitation and sustainable development programmes. Its activities include the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of malnutrition and food security, agriculture and water and sanitation programmes.

The ultimate goal of all Action Against Hunger’s programmes is to enable beneficiaries to regain their autonomy and self-sufficiency as soon as possible.

As part of its commitment to fight hunger, Action Against Hunger is constantly raising public awareness on the hunger issue, reminding decision makers of their responsibility to address it, campaigning on the real causes of the persistence of hunger and making the voices of the victims of hunger heard.