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. In 2018, Welthungerhilfe once again worked hard to get closer to this goal. During the past year, the organisation saw some personnel and structural changes. Mathias Mogge has taken over the leadership of Welthungerhilfe as Secretary General, and Marlehn Thieme has started as the new President.
Our work is constantly driven by innovation in order to fight hunger and poverty as effectively and efficiently as possible.Mathias Mogge Welthungerhilfe Secretary General
"Our work is constantly driven by innovation in order to fight hunger and poverty as effectively and efficiently as possible", comments Mathias Mogge, Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe. The annual report offers insights into these innovations and into the organisation's impact.
With 54.9 million euros in donations, 2018 was once again a successful year for Welthungerhilfe. The proportion of free donations has particularly increased. "We are especially grateful for this positive development. This will enable us to finance long-term projects in all those countries that are not so much in the public eye," says Marlehn Thieme, President of Welthungerhilfe. "There are many forgotten crises, such as in the Democratic Republic of Congo or in Somaliland, where a storm last year destroyed many fields, irrigation systems and livestock without major media coverage."
Support for 10.5 million people
In 2018 alone, Welthungerhilfe supported around 10.5 million people with its 404 overseas projects in 37 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 2018, Welthungerhilfe spent a total of 211.3 million Euro, of which 184.9 million Euro went directly to overseas project funding. The rest went towards advertising and general public relations, project support abroad, administration fees, campaigns, education, and awareness-raising. Find additional figures and infographics on this page.