Who we are 
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, with no political or religious affiliation. It was founded in 1962 under the umbrella of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). At that time, it was the German section of the ‘Freedom from Hunger Campaign’, one of the first global initiatives for the fight against hunger.

What we do 
We fight to eradicate hunger and poverty. Our aim is to make our own work redundant. We provide integrated aid: from rapid disaster relief to long-term development cooperation projects. With 385 international projects in 2014, we were able to support people in 41 countries.

How we work 
Our fundamental principle is help for self-help; together with local partner organisations, we strengthen structures from the bottom up and ensure success of the project work in the long-term. In addition, we inform the public and take an advisory role in politics – nationally and internationally. This is how we fight to change the conditions that lead to hunger and poverty.

Our vision 
A world in which all people can exercise their right to a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free of hunger and poverty.

At a Glance

Members 0
Partners 0

Organization Type

  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)



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

T : 0049-1733700144
E : Jochen.Moninger@welthungerhilfe.de

Organization Mission

We fight against global hunger and for sustainable food security. This incorporates the promotion of agriculture suited to local conditions, access to clean water, the provision of modern, environmentally friendly energy and the improvement of health and education.

Area of Focus

Our actions are dictated by the principles of equality, inviolable rights and self-determination for all. The people with whom we work are partners striving towards social change. We treat them with respect, solidarity and compassion.

Our principle: "helping People to help themselves"

Our goal: improving living conditions in a sustainable way

Our actions aim for the sustainable improvement of opportunities in life for future generations too, in a healthy environment and a fair society. Our goal is the same as that of many people working in development cooperation: to reach the day when development cooperation is no longer needed, because people will be able to help themselves sufficiently.

Areas of Expertise

Share my thoughts, Help create a proto-type, Test an innovation and provide feedback, Join the Team, Sit on your Board of Directors, Suggest Partners, Grant/Proposal Writing, Government Relations, Policy, Advocacy