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Annual Report

Welthungerhilfe under review: Every year, Welthungerhilfe gives account in its annual report, e.g. about who finances its activities and how and where donations are utilised.

World map with text: In 2017 Welthungerhilfe has reached 7.7 million people in Africa, 3.6 million people in Asia and 0.5 people in South America and in the Caribbean.
In 2017 Welthungerhilfe has reached 7.7 million people in Africa, 3.6 million people in Asia and 0.5 people in South America and in the Caribbean. © Welthungerhilfe
Patricia Summa Team Marketing Communications

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. How is Welthungerhilfe contributing to this effort? The annual report offers insight into the impact of its activities.

In 2017, Welthungerhilfe spent 256.3 million Euro.
This diagram shows the expenditure of Welthungerhilfe in 2017. © Welthungerhilfe

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 Bärbel Dieckmann.

Further Information

The 2017 annual report for download

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.

Facts and figures about Welthungerhilfe 2017

This diagram shows the regional project funding of Welthungerhilfe: In 2017, Welthungerhilfe funds the most for projects in Africa. © Welthungerhilfe
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This diagram shows the annual income of Welthungerhilfe in 2017: 73.9% of 263.0 million Euros were provided by institutional grants, 20.8% by general donations, 3.5% by donations for emergency aid, 1.3% by interest and other income, 0.5% by the Welthungerhilfe Foundation. © Welthungerhilfe
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This diagram shows the expenditure of Welthungerhilfe in 2017: 89.8% of 256.3 million Euros were spent on project funding overseas, 3.7% on expenses for advertising and general public relations, 3.0% on project support overseas, 2.0% on administrative expenditure and 1.4% on campaigns, education and awareness-raising. © Welthungerhilfe
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This diagram shows the sectors of support of Welthungerhilfe in 2017: There were 410 foreign projects - 98 projects on nutrition, 80 projects on agriculture and environment and 80 more in the sector 'Other', 54 projects on civil society and empowerment, 45 projects on humanitarian aid, 31 projects on water, sanitation and hygiene and 22 on economic development. © Welthungerhilfe
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In 2017 Welthungerhilfe has reached 7.7 million people in Africa, 3.6 million people in Asia and 0.5 people in South America and in the Caribbean. © Welthungerhilfe
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Who is suffering from hunger? This diagram displays that only 20% of hungry people worldwide are living in cities, while 80% are living in the countryside. 50% of hungry people in the countryside are smallholder farmers, 20% are landless peoples and 10% are nomads, fishermen and indigenous people. © Welthungerhilfe
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Last Update 30.07.2018

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