Our Values and Principles
Responding to needs
Action Against Hunger is a needs-driven organisation with a primary focus of targeting the most vulnerable groups — especially women, the elderly, and children. All of our activities aim to maintain and/or restore human dignity.
Sharing internationally recognised humanitarian values
Action Against Hunger abides by the following values of humanitarian responsibility in carrying out its work.
- Do no harm — Action Against Hunger acts responsibly to ensure that its activities do not adversely affect local communities or any stakeholders.
- Promote cooperation and collaboration with national and international stakeholders to provide assistance to vulnerable people and to share our knowledge with local partners.
Addressing the underlying causes of hunger
Action Against Hunger promotes a comprehensive approach to address the underlying causes of hunger by integrating our competence in nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, whenever possible.
- Programme development includes a global analysis of the context (political, social, historical, ethnic, economic, etc.)
- Programme development also includes a global assessment of people’s needs and efforts to coordinate with other NGOs and public services to cover any requirements outside of our scope of activities.
Working with communities
As much as possible, Action Against Hunger works with communities to define, implement and evaluate the projects.
Respecting the environment
Action Against Hunger seeks environmentally friendly solutions in its programmes.
Action Against Hunger programmes have a defined timeframe and aim to restore self-sufficiency and independence to vulnerable populations throughout the world.
Charter of principles
In carrying out our activities, all members adhere to a charter of principles that form the foundation of our humanitarian commitment: independence, impartiality, non-discrimination, free and direct access, professionalism, and transparency. Read our Charter of Principles.
Jobs Against Hunger
Head of mission
Nutrition & Health
Water & Sanitation