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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.

Frauen nähen ihren eigenen Imkeranzug.
Kavira Sakalombi and other women have lost relatives and belongings as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the support of Welthungerhilfe, they now produce honey. Here they can be seen sewing their own beekeeper suits. © Kai Löffelbein
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. 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.

Mathias Mogge, Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe

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.

Facts and figures about Welthungerhilfe 2018

Welthungerhilfe supported 404 foreign projects that can be divided in different sectors of support in 2018. © Welthungerhilfe
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In 2018 Welthungerhilfe spend all in all 211.3 million Euros. 87.5 Percent of this sum were spent on project funding overseas. © Welthungerhilfe
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2018 the income of Welthungerhilfe were 213.6 million Euros. © Welthungerhilfe
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Welthungerhilfe fights worldwide #ZeroHunger. © Welthungerhilfe
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Last Update 02.08.2019

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