Zero Hunger by 2030—this sustainable development goal provides the road map for Welthungerhilfe’s work because a world without hunger is a human right that we can implement. “Despite all the problems, we are realistic optimists. We are convinced that we can eliminate hunger within this generation if we pool all of our forces”, says Till Wahnbaeck, CEO of Welthungerhilfe until September 2018. How is Welthungerhilfe contributing to this effort? The annual report offers insight into the impact of its activities.
With EUR 63.8 million in revenue, Welthungerhilfe received especially plentiful donations in 2017. “In addition to continuing and expanding our work in severe crises, we are happy to also do so in countries that are not the subject of media attention and are sometimes even forgotten”, comments former president Bärbel Dieckmann, who left the organisation in November 2018.
Support for 11.8 Million People
In 2017 alone, Welthungerhilfe supported about 11.8 million people with its 410 overseas projects in 38 countries. In real terms, that means: Many people now harvest more and can therefore improve their diets. They now have clean drinking water or toilets at home, which leaves them less susceptible to illness. Others are earning or producing more and can begin an education. For the children, Welthungerhilfe's support means a chance of improved physical and mental development.
In 2017, Welthungerhilfe spent a total of EUR 256.3 million, of which EUR 230.1 million went directly to overseas project funding. The rest went toward advertising and general public relations, project support abroad, administration fees, campaigns, education, and awareness-raising. Find additional figures and infographics on this page.