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50 current projects
4.69 m. € funding in 2018
1,461,000 people reached in 2018

With approximately 1.25 billion citizens, India is home to more people than all of Africa. Over half of the population lives in poverty. Food and nutrition security is particularly poor in rural areas, which fact can be blamed on the increasingly frequent droughts brought about by climate change. Another cause of hunger and poverty is the marginalisation of women, indigenous populations and members of the lower castes. They are more likely to go hungry, less likely to attend school and have poorer access to medical care.

Welthungerhilfe's Strategy & Goals

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Selected projects

Governance Against Hunger

Along with its partners Welthungerhilfe aims to implement a transparent governance system for the least developed districts of Jharkhand.

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A Family Fleeing the Water

Fulia Devi is one of the thousands of people who were affected by the flooding in Bihar in India. A moving story.

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Flooding in South Asia

Flooding in South Asia Welthungerhilfe is distributing food and hygiene sets in India and Nepal.

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Treasures from the Jungle

Three in ten of the world's poor live in India. Welthungerhilfe is supporting the rural population to help themselves.

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More projects in India

Green Colleges for Young People

India | 2015 – 2019 | Budget: 949,312 €
Institutional donors: GIZ

Protecting and Empowering Civil-Society Organisations

India | 2016 – 2019 | Budget: 382,183 €
Institutional donors: EU

Oxytocin in Fruits? Healthy and Safe Food for All

India | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 1,432,623 €
Institutional donors: EU,ICSD

Bringing Healthier Nutrition to the Cities

India | 2016 – 2019 | Budget: 1,289,552 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Helping Partner Organisations to Work Independently

India | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 1,201,322 €
Institutional donors: EU

Making Land Ownership Official

India | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: 1,551,620 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Agriculture, Nutrition, Hygiene: Combining Measures

India | 2017 – 2021 | Budget: 1,669,169 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Back to School for Parents and Government Employees

India | 2018 – 2019 | Budget: 82,500 €

Food Security Everywhere

India | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 134,396 €
Institutional donors: SDC / DDC / DEZA

Skill Up! Meets Green Colleges

India | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 219,200 €

Providing Specific Knowledge for Healthier Nutrition

India | 2019 – 2020 | Budget: 399,324 €
Institutional donors: GIZ

Combining Measures for Farming, Nutrition, and Hygiene

India | 2019 – 2019 | Budget: 40,000 €

NEXTFOOD: Innovation in Agriculture

India | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: 305,750 €
Institutional donors: EU

News from India

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#103 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for India
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

More about Global Hunger Index
1.25 million population (2018)
4,3% child mortality (2018)
14,8% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-15,1 Score (32.2 in 2010)
38.8 2000
38.8 2005
32.2 2010
31.1 2018

Publications about India

Teaserbild, The Greener Revolution Agroecology
The Greener Revolution

Harnessing the benefits of agroecology in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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Working to Zero Hunger

This case study aims to assess Welthungerhilfe's Zero Hunger Goal and analyses the current situation in terms of hunger and nutrition security in...

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Final Evaluation Report 2015: India

This report aims to evaluate Welthungerhilfe's Fight Hunger First Initiative (FHFI) in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal in India.

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