Who we are

Who we are

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is one of the largest non- profit aid organisations in Germany with no political or religious affiliation. It was founded in 1962 under the umbrella of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Welthungerhilfe (WHH) provides emergency relief as well as long-term development aid to people in need worldwide. With 404 international projects in 2018, we were able to support 10.5 million people in 37 countries. The fundamental principle of Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is help for self-help: together with local partner organisations, we strengthen structures from the bottom up and ensure success of our project work in the long-term. In line with Core Humanitarian Standards, people in need receive assistance independent of political and religious affiliations, age, gender, race, colour, ethnicity, disability or health status.

In Turkey | Welthungerhilfe (WHH) coordinates its assistance with the Ministry of Interior Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), the Turkish Red Crescent, the United Nations as well as local and international humanitarian organisations. Our activities aim to improve the living conditions of Syrian and non-Syrian refugees as well as vulnerable host communities. In addition, we foster social cohesion between different cultures.

In Syria | Welthungerhilfe (WHH) works with local implementing partners inside Idleb and rural Aleppo Governorates to provide humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people and vulnerable host communities. In Northern Syria we carry out projects activities in various IDP camps inside A’zaz in coordination with the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD).

In Lebanon | Welthungerhilfe (WHH) promotes agricultural and economic development activities together with its Alliance2015 partner Concern Worldwide and its national partner the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST). We carry out various activities inside Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel Governorates to strengthen resilience and improve livelihoods of Syrian refugees and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis.