Stiftung Deutsche Welthungerhilfe


In 1960 the Food and Agriculture Association (FAO) of the United Nations decided to launch a 'freedom from hunger campaign'. At the same time it urged the Member States to intensify their efforts in their fight against deprivation, poverty, and hunger with cooperation from non-governmental organisations. Consequently, in 1962 the German Federal President Heinrich Lübke called together important representatives of social organisations in the Deutscher Ausschuss für den Kampf gegen den Hunger (German Committee for the Fight Against Hunger). In 1967 the Committee renamed itself 'Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.'


To provide long-term, continuous support to Welthungerhilfe's projects.

Geographic Focus

Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean

Programme Areas

Stiftung Deutsche Welthungerhilfe is active in the following areas:

• Hunger
• Conflict and Disaster
• Climate
• Development Cooperation
• Education

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