NGO Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger was founded by a group of prominent French figures in response to the emergency caused by Afghan refugees fleeing to Pakistan to escape fighting in 1979, with the aim of eradicating hunger in a more global, lasting and effective way worldwide.

While the fight against hunger had previously been integrated into more general humanitarian action (the fight against poverty, promoting better health, etc.), ACF’s founder members created an organisation specializing in the problems associated with hunger.

ACF’s mission consists of saving lives via the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and following disasters and conflicts. The organisation focuses its activities on an integrated approach, taking various aspects into account:

- Nutrition, health and healthcare practices
- Food security and livelihoods
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
- Advocacy and awareness-raising