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Action Against Hunger USA

AKA ACF International

New York, NY


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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $63,586,835
Expenses
Total Expenses $51,775,431

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Basic Organization Information

Action Against Hunger USA

Also Known As:
ACF International
Physical Address:
New York, NY 10018 5062
EIN:
13-3327220
Web URL:
www.actionagainsthun... 
Blog URL:
www.actionagainsthun... 
NTEE Category:
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q33 International Relief 
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q30 International Development, Relief Services 
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q71 International Migration, Refugee Issues 
Ruling Year:
1985 

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Mission Statement

Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger | ACF International saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

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Ms. Nan Dale

Term:

Since Jan 2007

Profile:

Nan Dale has had a distinguished career in both international public health, as well as in child welfare and juvenile justice. Before joining Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA, Ms. Dale served as President and CEO of Helen Keller International, managing an agency devoted to the prevention of malnutrition and the elimination of preventable blindness around the world. Prior to that position, she served for 22 years as the President and CEO of The Children’s Village (CV), a multi-service agency for children, adolescents and families, located principally in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She also created and ran the Children’s Village Institute, a separate not-for-profit corporation to house the Center for Child Welfare Research, initiated to bridge the gap between practitioners, academics and policy makers. During her tenure at CV, she brought the agency from a fledgling organization with an annual budget of $3 million to a multi-service $43 million agency with a national reputation for program excellence and innovation. Ms. Dale was awarded a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University and a master’s in Special Education from Yeshiva University in New York City. She has also completed coursework towards a Ph.D in neuro-biology.



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Program: Nutrition

Budget:
--
Category:
Nutrition
Population Served:
Infants/Babies (under age 5)
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults

Program Description:

Action Against Hunger’s methods for identifying and rescuing populations afflicted with acute malnutrition are internationally renowned, having pioneered revolutionary nutrition products and field tested treatment protocols that have become industry standards. From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 40 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Program Long-Term Success:

Evaluate Nutritional Needs To assess the root causes of a malnutrition outbreak, we collect baseline data on key nutritional indicators like local capacities and resources, cultural practices, infrastructure, and geography. These nutrition surveys are essential for mounting an effective, customized response. Treat Acute Malnutrition We treat cases of severe acute malnutrition with inpatient care (for those with medical complications) and with community-based, outpatient programs. Without treatment severely malnourished women and children would likely face imminent death. Prevent Acute Malnutrition Our prevention activities provide Ready-to-Use-Foods to patients discharged from therapeutic care, children with moderate acute malnutrition, and children in communities faced with seasonal hunger. Prevention can save millions of lives while long-term solutions are developed. Build Local Capacity We strengthen public health systems to combat malnutrition. We field teams that consist overwhelmingly of local staff and integrate our programs into existing health structures. When crises subside, we ensure local capacity is in place to support continued improvements in communities’ nutritional health.

Program Short-Term Success:

Our nutrition treatment interventions reap nearly instant results. In just 4-6 weeks, a severely malnourished child can be restored to full health for as little as $45. The most severe cases are treated in stabilization centers with ACF-designed therapeutic milk regimens. Many can be treated at home with occasional center check-ins, using revolutionary Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) that are shelf-stable and don't require any water.

Program Success Monitored by:

Action Against Hunger is dedicated to basing our programs in a thorough understanding of community needs and local social, political, and demographic contexts. We evaluate needs as we design programs, and do rigorous assessments of the effectiveness of completed projects to inform future work.

Program Success Examples:

For a continuously-updated resource on our programmatic successes and impact, please visit our blog at www.actionagainsthunger.org/blog. Nico: The Story of One Child’s Survival in D.R. Congo: http://vimeo.com/17126114

Program: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Budget:
--
Category:
International Development
Population Served:
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None

Program Description:

Every day 4,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. We can’t fight malnutrition without tackling the diseases that contribute to it. As part of our integrated approach to hunger, we’re getting safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services to communities in need all over the world.

Program Long-Term Success:

Provide Access to Safe Water During emergencies, we truck water into affected areas and installs storage tanks and reservoirs. Where water is scarce or unsafe, we drill and decontaminate wells, install hand-pumps, protect natural springs, tap aquifers, rehabilitate damaged infrastructure, and pipe water into hard-to-reach villages and health centers. Promote Sanitation & Hygiene To prevent outbreaks of disease during a crisis, our teams distribute hygiene kits and build latrines and hand-washing stations. In communities at risk, we construct water filters made from basic materials and teach healthy practices like hand-washing, cooking with clean utensils, and drawing water from protected sources. Ensure Lasting Change Our commitment to community participation ensures long-term capacity: we train community-based water committees to manage their water and sanitation infrastructure themselves, and organize village health teams to model good sanitation and hygiene practices for their communities long after we leave an area.

Program Short-Term Success:

More than 3.5 million people access safe water and sanitation through our programs every year.

Program Success Monitored by:

Action Against Hunger is dedicated to basing our programs in a thorough understanding of community needs and local social, political, and demographic contexts. We evaluate needs as we design programs, and do rigorous assessments of the effectiveness of completed projects to inform future work.

Program Success Examples:

For a continuously-updated resource on our programmatic successes and impact, please visit our blog at www.actionagainsthunger.org/blog

Program: Food Security & Livelihoods

Budget:
--
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Population Served:
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None

Program Description:

Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, our programs are designed to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Program Long-Term Success:

Evaluate Local Needs To determine what’s causing hunger in a given area, Action Against Hunger carries out comprehensive evaluations by collecting and analyzing key data on local assets, resources, and livelihoods strategies. Our teams meet directly with community members to better understand local conditions and create a collaborative plan of action. Respond to Emergencies When disasters destroy infrastructure and food supplies, when violence forces thousands to flee, or when drought disrupts food production, Action Against Hunger responds with distributions of food, cash, and other items to prevent hunger in the short-term and ensure that crops can be replanted and livestock restocked in the future. Provide Long-Term Solutions Designed in collaboration with local populations, our strategies are context-specific: micro-grant support for families recovering from conflict; seeds and tools for agricultural recovery; livestock and veterinary services where needed; small business assistance; and other programs that help families regain self-sufficiency.

Program Short-Term Success:

Over 2.4 million people are helped through our food security and livelihoods programs every year.

Program Success Monitored by:

Action Against Hunger is dedicated to basing our programs in a thorough understanding of community needs and local social, political, and demographic contexts. We evaluate needs as we design programs, and do rigorous assessments of the effectiveness of completed projects to inform future work.

Program Success Examples:

For a continuously-updated resource on our programmatic successes and impact, please visit our blog at www.actionagainsthunger.org/blog

Program: Emergency Response

Budget:
--
Category:
Disaster Relief/Recovery
Population Served:
None
None
None

Program Description:

From cholera epidemics sweeping through refugee camps, to catastrophic natural disasters, to spikes in malnutrition rates brought on by drought, Action Against Hunger responds to humanitarian emergencies all over the world, delivering immediate life-saving services to populations in distress. With emergency teams on call 24 hours a day, and pre-positioned stocks of essential supplies ready for deployment, our internationally renowned rapid response capabilities ensure that life-saving assistance can be delivered anywhere in the world when needs arise.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our long term success is not only evaluated on how we can help communities in the wake of emergencies, but also how we can improve disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction.

Program Short-Term Success:

An example of short term success in emergency response is during Typhoon Haiyan, when we were able to reach 650,000 people in one month.

Program Success Monitored by:

Action Against Hunger is dedicated to basing our programs in a thorough understanding of community needs and local social, political, and demographic contexts. We evaluate needs as we design programs, and do rigorous assessments of the effectiveness of completed projects to inform future work.

Program Success Examples:

For a continuously-updated resource on our programmatic successes and impact, please visit our blog at www.actionagainsthunger.org/blog


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With global operations across more than 40 countries, Action Against Hunger is adept at tackling the devastating problem of world hunger with lifesaving programs that benefit more than seven million people each year. United by a common vision of a world without hunger and a shared approach to preventing and treating malnutrition, our 5,000+ program staff is made up of committed professionals from around the globe—French nutritionists, Kenyan public health nurses, Pakistani water engineers, American agronomists, along with drivers, logistics coordinators, human resource specialists, and a broad range of technical experts. Action Against Hunger implements programs that help families, villages, and entire communities regain self-sufficiency. Thanks to our pioneering innovations and perseverance, we’re able to restore health and independence to countless people faced with life-threatening forms of malnutrition. And for the most vulnerable, like young children and pregnant women, our help can mean the difference between life and death.
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Expert Assessment

Action Against Hunger covers an impressive number of countries, and takes a rigorous, evaluation-based approach to targeting beneficiary populations. Read More »
Action Against Hunger | ACF International works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in over 40 countries that benefit some five million people each year. Read More »

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Evidence of Impact

Action Against Hunger covers an impressive number of countries, and takes a rigorous, evaluation-based approach to targeting beneficiary populations.

Broad Coverage
They work in Haiti and Libya, Liberia, and countless other places. Other

Organizational Strengths

Emergency response experts praise Action Against Hunger's highly motivated staff, and comment positively on the strong, assessment-based design of their programs.

Strong Staff
They have a solid staff who are committed to making a difference and have strong technical skills. They generally have very good assessment of needs and solid programme design. They are good at rapid interventions. Other
Strong Core Network
They have a strong capacity for nutritional assessments and have a strong core network. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

Action Against Hunger would benefit from taking a more context driven approach, improving their policy, and having more sustained, long-term staff engagements.

Improve Coordination
They could improve coordination with others. Other
Strengthen Human Resources
They should strengthen human resources. They need to improve their policy. They should take a more context driven and culturally sensitive approach. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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