What We Do
In close collaboration with international and local partners and authorities, Welthungerhilfe empowers people to break out of hunger and poverty, with measurable impact, integrity and accountability. In 2019 alone, Welthungerhilfe directly supported more than 18,000 people (209,627 individuals indirectly) – men, women, and children in villages and towns across the districts of Sinjar, Tel Afar, Tel Kaif, Dohuk, Erbil, Mosul, Al-Hamdaniya in Ninewa Governorate.
From emergency aid to recovery and resilience
Welthungerhilfe aims to strengthen humanitarian aid and link it with development. We work across all aspects of rehabilitation. This includes the basic reconstruction of service centres and social infrastructure, such as implementing Cash for Work project activities as a means of providing communities with emergency assistance in a dignified manner. Rehabilitation also involves generating employment and job creation, therefore directly contributing to economic development and thus strengthening resilience. We place women in in the centre of our work by both supporting them within our teams and by ensuring that protection strategies are incorporated into our programming to make it relevant and accessible to vulnerable women.
The following four programme areas link our focus areas with the fight against hunger and poverty: Humanitarian Assistance; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Agriculture and Environment; and Economic Development.