Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is fighting against hunger in the world. Its mission is to save lives by eradicating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters.
Formed in the context of the Afghan crisis in 1979, Action contre la Faim is part of the second generation of NGOs, the "French Doctors", French doctors who in 1968, at the time of the Biafra war, rebelled against the silence of humanitarian aid workers, bound by secrecy and yet witnesses to the worst horrors. Wishing to force this silence by denouncing injustice, these NGOs added testimony to action.
Today, Action contre la Faim is a major player in the fight against hunger in the world. Structured on an international network, our organization provides a coordinated response in nearly 50 countries. Our priority is to have effective actions in the field and testify about vulnerable populations.
Since the reasons for hunger are many, our response is multi-sectoral and based on solid expertise.