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.

Private donations and grants from the German government, the European Union and United Nations' agencies finance our work. Welthungerhilfe has operations in 40 countries worldwide, in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Total income in 2013 was € 154.1 million. This included private donations totaling € 37.5 million. It is those at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder that are our 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.

Our staff in Germany and overseas ensures the professional and efficient implementation of our 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 2014