Welthungerhilfe from Germany

Welthungerhilfe was founded as the 'National Committee for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign' of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in 1962.

Today, Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private development organisations in Germany. The organisation is non-profit, non-political and non-denominational.

Welthungerhilfe's work is financed by private donations and grants from the German government, the European Union and the United Nations agencies. The organisation has operations in about 41 countries worldwide, in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Total income in 2014 was €197.7 million (figures for 2015 to be launched in July 2016). This included private donations totalling €38.3 million. It is those at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder that are Welthungerhilfe's principal target groups: the landless, small farmers, women, children and youth.

Welthungerhilfe is a 'one-stop' source of aid: from rapid disaster relief to reconstruction, to long-term development projects. When providing this aid, the organisation works as closely as possible with local partner organisations.

Its staff in Germany and overseas ensures the professional and efficient implementation of its programmes, especially those relating to rural development, food security, water supply, emergency aid, rehabilitation and the promotion of small enterprises. Welthungerhilfe works at home and abroad to promote human rights, sustainable development, food security and the preservation of the environment.

Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 1
53173 Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 228-2288 0
Fax: +49 (0) 228-2288 333

Welthungerhilfe Annual Report 2015