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Who We Are

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest non-profit 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. Since it was founded, more than 9,331 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.71 billion euros. The fundamental principle of Welthungerhilfe is help for self-help: together with local partner organisations, we strengthen structures from the bottom up and work for the long-term success of our project work.

In response to the large-scale displacement and human suffering caused by armed conflict between 2014 and 2017, Welthungerhilfe established an independent programme in Northern Iraq to support people affected by the Iraq crisis. The Welthungerhilfe team currently consists of around 150 staff members on the ground. Since 2014, we have been directly supporting more than 250,000 people through our project activities in Sinjar, Tel Afar, Tel Kaif, Mosul and Al-Hamdaniya districts of Ninewa Governorate.