Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger is committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and supporting their families to beat hunger
For more than 40 years, Action Against Hunger has led the global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. Its teams are on the front lines - treating and preventing malnutrition in some of the world's most remote places.
Thanks to support from our players, Action Against Hunger is creating better ways to deal with hunger.
Players' support enabled Action Against Hunger to trial a game-changing project in Mali. 169 community health workers were trained to diagnosis and treat children in their homes, rather than expecting parents to travel up to 40km a week to their nearest health facility. The results from the pilot were outstanding. The number of children treated for life-threatening hunger doubled in a small region of Mali.
In Mpwapwa district, Tanzania, players' support has helped increase access to vital health services for children suffering from life-threatening hunger. In 2020:
- 57,920 children were screened for malnutrition,
- 2,796 mothers and caregivers were trained to identify malnutrition in their own children,
- 56 health facilities were supported to effectively treat malnutrition, and
- Funding for vital nutrition services increased by 23% thanks to Action Against Hunger's advocacy efforts.
However, after decades of decline, global hunger is on the rise again due to conflict, climate change and COVID-19. As a result, our players are now supporting Action Against Hunger to raise awareness of the growing hunger crisis and mobilise the UK public to act to turn the tide on a preventable disaster.
Malnutrition is a direct threat to every child's right to good health and wellbeing. It can hold back their life chances and prospects for escaping poverty, denying them the chance to build a better future and help their communities prosper.
Together we can change this.