Action Against Hunger International

Action Against Hunger Canada

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim was founded in France in 1979 among other “second generation” humanitarian organisations — agencies seeking a brand of humanitarian politics that could influence political actors and outcomes, not just mitigate atrocities on the ground. The resulting organisational shift revolutionized how humanitarian professionals responded to international crises and interacted with key actors, institutions, and agencies.

Action Against Hunger’s founding took this evolution even further. While hunger had been addressed in general campaigns against poverty and poor public health, Action Against Hunger was established specifically to combat hunger worldwide, leading the way in defining the terrain, developing appropriate strategies, conducting vital field research, and delivering life-saving programs.

A Common Network, An Uncommon Approach

Action Against Hunger International envisions a world without hunger and collaborates closely in sharing human resources, logistics, and technical capacity. As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organisation, our International Network is committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-Discrimination, Free and Direct Access to Victims, Professionalism, and Transparency.

Today there are five headquarters that make up Action Against Hunger International: France, United Kingdom, Spain, USA, and Canada. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against hunger, Action Against Hunger International has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for more than three decades, combating hunger in emergencies, conflicts, natural disaster, and where there is chronic food insecurity. Our field staff — seasoned professionals and technical experts in the fields of water and sanitation, food security, public health, and nutrition — work to restore dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world.

International Contacts

Action Against Hunger - Canada

720 Bathurst St.
Suite 500
Toronto, ON
M5S 2R4


Phone: +1 (416) 644-1016


Action Against Hunger - USA

1 Whitehall St.
2nd Floor
New York, NY


Phone: +1 (212) 967-7800
Toll Free: +1 (877) 777-1420


Action Contre la Faim - France

14/16 boulevard Douaumont
75017 Paris

Phone: + 33 (0)17 084 70 70


Acción Contra el Hambre - Spain

Calle del Duque de Sevilla 3
28002 Madrid


Phone: +34 91 391 53 00


Action Against Hunger - UK

First Floor, rear premises,
161-163 Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8JA
United Kingdom


Phone: +44 (0)208 293 6190