|Formation 1979 (1979)|
Founded 1979, France
|Legal status 501(c)(3)|
Type Nonprofit organization
|Purpose To end child malnutrition whilst providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.|
Headquarters New York, USA; Montreal, Canada; London, UK; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain
Region served Over 45 countries around the world
Mission Action Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children whilst helping vulnerable communities become self-sufficient.
CEO Andrea Tamburini (Jul 2014–)
Founders Guy Sorman, Alfred Kastler, Jacques Attali, Françoise Giroud, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Marek Halter
Similar Médecins du Monde, World Food Programme, Doctors Without Borders, Agency for Technical Cooperati, Save the Children
Meet action against hunger
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children whilst providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
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Action against hunger the sharing experiment
Action Against Hunger was established in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alfred Kastler served as the organization's first chairman.
The group initially provided assistance to Afghanistan refugees in Pakistan, famine-stricken Ugandan communities, and Cambodian refugees in Thailand. It expanded to address additional humanitarian concerns in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Balkans and elsewhere during the 1980s and 1990s. Action Against Hunger's Scientific Committee pioneered the therapeutic milk formula (F100), now used by all major humanitarian aid organizations to treat acute malnutrition. As a result, the global mortality rate of severely malnourished children under the age of five has been reduced from 25% to 5%. A few years later, therapeutic milk was repackaged as ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs), a peanut-based paste packaged like a power bar. These bars allow for the treatment of malnutrition at home, and do not require any preparation or refrigeration.
Action Against Hunger – USA was established in 1997. The international network currently has headquarters in five countries – France, Spain, the United States, Canada, and the UK. Its four main areas of work include nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, and advocacy.
Restaurants Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger's Restaurants Against Hunger Campaign partners with leaders from the food and beverage industry to bring attention to global hunger. Each year, the campaign raises funds and support for Action Against Hunger's programs.