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A World Without Hunger
Action Against Hunger USA, headquartered in New York, is a key member of the Action Against Hunger International Network. In 2004, Action Against Hunger helped save and improve the lives of 5 million people suffering from, or threatened by, starvation around the world. At the heart of this effort are Action Against Hunger's 4400 dedicated national and expatriate staff around the world, working to create a world without hunger. The people who make up Action Against Hunger come from 65 countries, including every country in which we work. Working on the frontlines, Action Against Hunger's more than 4000 national staff in our 44 country programs make up the core of the organization. They are nurses who stay up all night in Therapeutic Feeding Centers to feed malnourished children every two hours, engineers who dig wells to provide clean water to villages, drivers who transport staff and supplies to field offices, and security guards and radio operators who make sure our programs and staff are safe, to name just a few of the crucial roles they play. Backing up the national staff are more than 400 expatriate staff—most from North America and Europe, but also from many developing countries. Our expatriates are experienced managers and technical experts in Action Against Hunger's program areas—nutrition, water and sanitation, food security, and health. Some started with Action Against Hunger as national staff. They usually sign on for one-year contracts, but many renew over and over, spending years in the field. Finally, the staff in our five headquarters—New York, Paris, London, Madrid, and Montréal—are the administrative backbone of the Action Against Hunger International Network. These people—several of whom have spent many years in the field themselves and who go to the field frequently—guide the field-based programs, oversee the finances, liaise with public and private donors, recruit and manage expatriate staff, and provide a public face for Action Against Hunger. Every staff member at Action Against Hunger plays a unique and crucial role in our ongoing mission to eradicate hunger and poverty around the world. Without their tireless efforts and dedication in the face of relentless suffering and poor working conditions, we would not exist. Cathy Skoula Executive Director, Action Against Hunger USA Action Against Hunger's vision is a world without hunger. We work toward this goal in two general ways: First, we intervene in crisis situations to treat children and their families suffering from acute malnutrition—saving the lives of people who are literally dying of starvation. Second, and equally important, we work with communities to ensure that people have sustainable, long-term sources of food and water, so that future emergency interventions will not be needed. The best example of our emergency relief work is our network of feeding centers. Across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the staff of Action Against Hunger's Therapeutic Feeding Centers (TFCs) nurse severely malnourished children back to health, adhering to strict protocols developed over the years. Administering F100, the high-energy milk formula pioneered by Action Against Hunger, and other treatments, we have reduced mortality from malnutrition from as high as 25 percent to as low as 5 percent. Furthermore, by treating moderately malnourished children in Supplementary Feeding Centers before they reach this potentially deadly state, and by going door to door to find children suffering from malnutrition, we reduce needless suffering. Longer-term strategies are typified by our food security programs. In most cases, hunger is the product of wars, natural disasters, or other crises that render people unable to depend on their traditional sources of income and food. Action Against Hunger helps people get back on their feet by providing fishing equipment or seeds and tools to start (or restart) farming. In addition to these physical requirements, we also provide training in agriculture, fishing, food conservation, nutrition, and basic business management to ensure that the beneficiaries will be able to use the tools to guarantee a consistent, reliable source of food and income. Another key aspect of Action Against Hunger's philosophy and our success is our commitment to constant innovation. In 2004, for example, we tested a new home-treatment protocol, providing PlumpyNut, a solid substitute for F100, to malnourished children, enabling them to go home after only one week in a TFC, instead of the normal 30 days. We are also studying the ways in which HIV/AIDS and malnutrition interact to ensure that we are providing the most effective treatment to people who are both malnourished and living with HIV/AIDS. This commitment to intervening to save the lives of the most vulnerable and working with communities to develop long-term solutions to hunger, relying on both dedication and scientific ingenuity, is what enables Action Against Hunger to help save the lives and restore the dignity of more than 5 million people every year. Burton K. Haimes President, Action Against Hunger USA
From the Executive Director
From the President
For more than 25 years, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger, saving the lives of malnourished children and families. We provide relief, recovery, and rehabilitation services and specialize in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural disaster. Action Against Hunger has established itself as a leader in the struggle to end hunger and malnutrition and we work with communities in 44 countries to develop strategies to restore dignity and self-sufficiency for the long term. Our international network—with headquarters in London, Madrid, Montréal, New York, and Paris— offers an impressive array of global surveillance, rapid response, and emergency preparedness capabilities.
Action Against Hunger's programs serve more than 5 million people each year. Yet with an estimated 840 million people suffering from hunger and some 1.1 billion lacking sufficient drinking water, much work remains to be done. Action Against Hunger's five-pronged approach integrates nutrition, water and sanitation, food security, health, and advocacy programs:
Our Therapeutic Feeding Centers save the lives of severely malnourished children and adults who may be just hours away from death. Action Against Hunger developed, field tested, and pioneered the now widely used therapeutic milk formula F100, which has decreased the mortality rate of severely malnourished children under the age of 5 from as high as 25 percent to as low as 5 percent. We also operate Supplemental Feeding Centers, distributing nutritionally balanced food supplies to treat malnutrition before it becomes life-threatening.
Fo o d S e c u r i t y
Treating malnutrition is only the beginning. Action Against Hunger combines emergency relief with programs that help develop dependable sources of food and income. By providing seeds, tools, and training programs for income-generating activities such as farming, gardening, animal breeding, fishing, small–scale retailing, and food conservation, we work to help communities attain long-term self-sufficiency.
Water and Sanitation
Every year, 2.2 million people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. Action Against Hunger provides access to safe drinking water by tapping springs, drilling wells, and installing water systems. We also teach the importance of water and sanitation in preventing disease, and train local teams to maintain water and sanitation equipment.
Hunger and disease are inextricably linked. Action Against Hunger’s staff includes experts on the medical aspects of malnutrition, tailoring our treatment to ensure that malnourished children and their families receive not only the food they need to regain their health but also medical treatment for diseases associated with malnutrition. We also integrate health initiatives into all of our other programs, and are on the cutting edge of research on the links between HIV/AIDS and hunger.
Action Against Hunger continually analyzes the fundamental causes of hunger and publicizes our findings to government officials, international organizations, and the public. Our advocacy and public awareness efforts aim to effect institutional and cultural changes to help create a world without hunger.
OV E RV I EW
In 2004, Action Against Hunger again helped more than 5 million beneficiaries worldwide. The year began and ended with a similar challenge—responding to a crisis caused by an earthquake in Asia. On December 24, 2003, an earthquake devastated Bam, Iran, and on December 26, 2004, a tsunami crippled Southeast Asia. Throughout the year we responded to a myriad of challenges and heart-breaking situations occurring across the rest of the world. We are pleased to report that we are making progress in this ongoing battle. The following paragraphs highlight some of our successes and achievements during 2004. In June, we began supporting a humanitarian organization in Zambia that focuses on assisting children infected with HIV/AIDS. This disease poses a unique challenge for nutritional rescue. Children with the disease recover more slowly from malnutrition and die at higher rates than children who are free of HIV. To learn why, we've begun a research project at Therapeutic Feeding Centers in Malawi, where one-third of the children carry HIV, to learn how our nutritional rescue protocols should be modified for beneficiaries with the disease. In February, Action Against Hunger launched an alternative to its Therapeutic Feeding Centers for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Home treatment requires ailing children to stay in the Center for only 10 days rather than 30, which eases the strain on families. Our trial program in Uganda proved to be as successful at treating severe acute malnutrition as our traditional 30-day regimen, so later in the year we introduced home treatment in southern Sudan and Kenya as well. In January, we carried out an evaluation in Chad of more than 135,000 refugees from neighboring Darfur, Sudan. We found that water and sanitation were of highest concern. By June, independent nutritional surveys found extremely high rates of malnutrition (35 to 39 percent) among the refugees as well as among the host population. Following this report, when the refugee count had climbed to 187,000, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Action Against Hunger to intervene. As a result, in September, we opened a mission to oversee nutrition in the camps.
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Indonesia. We were able provide relief assistance to 132,825 beneficiaries in the affected areas, and prevent further outbreaks of disease and malnutrition through our water and sanitation programs. In the United States, Fox News interviewed our Communications Manager, John W. Sauer, who outlined rescue and rehabilitation procedures and explained how viewers could assist in addressing the crisis. honor of World Food Day. Over 115 restaurants in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., donated as much as 20 percent of the day's revenues in support of this cause, generating over $35,000 in donations and increasing awareness of the problem of world hunger.
Innovations in Home Treatment
New Mission Opened in Chad
Nelson Mandela Honored a t Wo r l d Fo o d D ay G a l a
On October 5, Action Against Hunger's annual World Food Day Gala at New York's Metropolitan Club honored Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Prize-winning anti-Apartheid crusader; Dr. Yvonne Grellety, who helped create the F100 therapeutic formula that slashed mortality rates caused by severe acute malnutrition from 25 percent to 5 percent; and Martin Franklin, Chair and CEO of Jarden Corporation. The event was a resounding success, raising more than $600,000 to assist in the development and implementation of our global programs.
Vo l u n t e e r / Corporate Support
Action Against Hunger USA wishes to emphasize that we could never accomplish our goals—while maintaining a uniquely low overhead that sends more than 90 cents of every contributed dollar directly to programs in the field—without the efforts of nearly 200 committed volunteers. They perform a broad array of tasks essential to our achievements, ranging from lending us their professional design and marketing skills to stuffing envelopes. Action Against Hunger is similarly grateful for the pro bono support of for-profit businesses that assisted in a whole range of business functions including creating marketing collateral, generating PR, and creating online design templates to name a few.
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Effective Response to Tsunami in Asia
On December 26, a new earthquake in Asia sent a devastating tsunami across the Indian Ocean, ravaging the shores of southern Asia and east Africa while traveling as far as 1.5 miles inland. More than 283,100 people were killed, 14,100 were listed as missing, and 1,126,900 were displaced in ten countries. Action Against Hunger responded within hours, concentrating mainly on Sri Lanka and
Restaurants Against Hunger Success
On October 19, we held our third annual Restaurants Against Hunger program, also in
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contain one common thread—helping vulnerable populations regain self-sufficiency and long-term sustainability.
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Disaster hit on December 26, 2004. An unprecedented earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia, sending out a massive tsunami across South and Southeast Asia, destroying villages and people in its path. Few directly hit survived, but for those who did, an even greater challenge awaited them: how to rebuild what they had lost. Action Against Hunger was ready to respond immediately. Bolstered by an exceptional response by the media and donors, we put in place a solid, long-term plan to help the areas recover from the tsunami. Yet Action Against Hunger attacked these logistical During the first few days in Sri Lanka, where we have had programs (managed by ACF-France) since 1996, our staff concentrated on collecting dead bodies, supplying clean drinking water, and restoring basic sanitation to the displaced populations. Once the immediate danger was over, Action Against Hunger continued to provide assistance, building latrines, maintaining a supply of clean water, and shifting towards rehabilitation programs. Our rehabilitation and food security programs restore long-term self-sufficiency to problems with all of its available resources, and within the first week had begun distributing aid, supplying clean water, and maintaining basic sanitation. Our long-term plan focuses on resettlement and revival: rebuilding destroyed homes and agricultural and economic infrastructure. Elsewhere in Indonesia, we are also establishing a disaster-preparedness program in the poor neighborhoods of Jakarta, to reduce the vulnerability of populations to future crises. In Indonesia, Action Against Hunger has been working on the west coast of Aceh Province, including the capital, Banda Aceh. The tsunami devastated the infrastructure in this area, making it almost impossible to reach the hardest-hit rural communities. ensure that the populations with whom we work in Jaffna, Colombo, and all along the eastern shore in Sri Lanka are empowered by our aid. Due to the support of tens of thousands of donors, Action Against Hunger was able to respond quickly, and we have the financial and human capacity and resources to carry out our mid-term target programs. Ultimately our plan will help rebuild the destroyed areas. In administering our aid, we have made every effort to ensure that we avoid the sometimes dangerous consequence of humanitarian aid: dependency. Whenever possible we have purchased our supplies from the local market, bolstering the economy while saving people’s lives. We have implemented cash-for-work programs, and helped people acquire the supplies to begin fishing and farming again. Our efforts have benefited more than 130,000 people; however, there is still a long way to go. But thanks to generous donors and Action Against Hunger's expertise, the people hit by the tsunami are already on their way to recovery.
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Action Against Hunger launched a new and innovative home-treatment program in 2004 to cure children afflicted with severe acute malnutrition. Traditionally, we have required these patients and their mothers to remain for 30 days in our Therapeutic Feeding Centers, where we cure them with a dietary regimen of F100 therapeutic milk. Dr. Michael Golden and the members of our Scientific Committee developed the F100 formula, and the protocols for its use that we pioneered in the field are now standard operating procedure for humanitarian organizations worldwide. But maternal absences lasting 30 days can put serious strains on families, and the need for constant monitoring of children in our intensive program limits the number of children our teams can treat. Under our new home-treatment program, we choose the least sick children at a Therapeutic Feeding Center, feed them therapeutic F100 milk for only 10 days, then send them home. For the next 20 days, the children are fed readyto-eat food at home—either PlumpyNut, a peanut butter-like substance, or BP100 biscuits, each of which supplies the same nutritional value as F100 milk. The home-treatment program requires mothers to bring their children to a center weekly so recovery can be monitored, and an Action Against Hunger
employee also visits children in their homes once a week. In February, our trial program in Uganda proved to be as successful at treating severe acute malnutrition in some cases as our 30-day regimen at Therapeutic Feeding Centers. So later in the year, we introduced home treatment in southern Sudan and Kenya among other sites. Home treatment now complements our other time-tested programs of nutritional rescue: • We distribute food directly to desperately hungry victims of natural disasters and political conflicts, ensuring that aid is not diverted. • We open feeding centers where saving the life of a severely malnourished child sometimes requires us to act within hours. The protocols at our centers have slashed the mortality rate of severely malnourished children younger than five from 25 percent to 5 percent. • Our child-growth monitoring in vulnerable communities successfully forestalls malnutrition. • Our nutrition surveys similarly help avert famines by alerting us to problem areas. • Finally, we prevent malnutrition by educating entire communities in healthy nutrition.
F Restoring self-sufficiency in T Y Sudan O O D S E C U R I southern
Civilians living in war zones suffer not only when they are caught in active fighting, but also after they find relative physical safety. The destruction and displacement caused by wars frequently disrupt a population's economy and food supply, threatening their ability to feed themselves. This was the case in southern Sudan, where a civil war raged from 1983 until 2005. There, many people were driven from their homes by fighting between northern and southern Sudanese forces. They were unable to support themselves because of their displacement, their poverty, or the battle damage to their property. Action Against Hunger's food security programs seek to help people to regain the ability to support themselves after such disruptions caused by wars, natural disasters, or other causes. Food security means that people have sustainable access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food to maintain healthy lives. We see our mission as much larger than merely feeding desperately hungry beneficiaries. Our job is not finished until they have not only achieved nutritional health but also established food security for themselves, requiring no further intervention on our part. To accomplish this, we distribute seeds, farming tools, nets, and other fishing gear; we lend breeding animals; and we conduct training programs in income-generating activities such as farming, gardening, animal husbandry, food conservation, and small business management. This helps families achieve their own food security as well as transform local economies and establish food security for entire communities. In southern Sudan in 2004, we distributed seeds, farming tools, and fishing equipment to help 90,000 beneficiaries, enabling recipients and their families to support themselves. Early in 2005, the government of Sudan and the southern rebels signed a peace agreement, and as a result, we expect thousands of refugees to return to their homes. After so many years of war and displacement, though, they will not be able to support themselves immediately. Action Against Hunger will help the returnees with food security programs aimed at reestablishing their traditional lifestyles and means of food production. Helping such beneficiaries achieve food security is one of Action Against Hunger's chief goals worldwide.
Civil war between government forces and the opposition Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda has forced hundreds of thousands of Ugandan civilians to flee their homes. At the same time, conflicts in neighboring countries—the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Sudan—have sent refugees across the borders. As a result, nearly 2 million internally displaced people and refugees now live in camps in northern Uganda. Among the most pressing needs for residents of the camps is clean water. Our primary goal, of course, is taking action against hunger. But water and sanitation are pivotal in accomplishing this goal. Clean water and adequate sanitation prevent the spread of diseases that cause, complicate, and aggravate malnutrition. Action Against Hunger is addressing the needs of these camp residents. During 2004 in Uganda's Gulu and Lira Districts, for example, we drilled 27 new boreholes and rehabilitated another 53 to provide clean water for 370,000 beneficiaries, increasing the daily amount of clean water available per person by nearly 20 percent.
We provide camps and communities with access to safe drinking water by renovating existing sources, drilling new wells, tapping springs, and installing new systems. Furthermore, we teach communities the vital importance of clean water and proper sanitation. We also instruct communities in the ways they can be self-sufficient. Our water-andsanitation programs train local teams called Water Source and Sanitation Committees, as well as local authorities and entire communities, to maintain the water sources, sanitary facilities, and equipment necessary to keep clean water in adequate supply. We help initiate regular financial contributions from communities, which will support local maintenance staff after we depart. In addition, we monitor local sanitary conditions both before we begin work and before we leave to ensure that our lessons have been absorbed. Overall, our waterand-sanitation programs empower communities to maintain clean water sources and hygiene without dependence on external aid agencies.
H EALTH and hunger in Malawi H IV/AI DS
HIV/AIDS and malnutrition are two of the biggest killers in the world today. But while they often affect the same people—particularly in subSaharan Africa—there has been very little research on the effects of HIV/AIDS on severely malnourished people or of malnutrition on HIV/AIDS. In 2004, Action Against Hunger set out to find answers to these questions through a study in Malawi. Specifically, we are trying to learn how the treatments for HIV/AIDS and for malnutrition affect each other. F100, the therapeutic milk formula pioneered by Action Against Hunger, is clearly effective in treating malnourished children, reducing mortality from as high as 25 percent to as low as 5 percent. But we do not know if it has the same effect on people with the HIV virus. Similarly, we know that antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), the class of drugs developed in the 1990s, drastically reduce the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, but we do not know if ARVs— or other treatments for HIV and associated infections—are equally effective in people who are also severely malnourished. At the same time, we are working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate its effects among the people we work with. For example, we actively promote voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, either at Action Against Hunger clinics or by referring beneficiaries to other nearby organizations. This is particularly important for pregnant women, because a one-time large dose of ARV therapy can enormously reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to an unborn child. We also work with the World Food Program to distribute extra rations to families with an Action Against Hunger's field office in Malawi (managed by ACF-Spain) has started to answer these questions, with a research project in two Therapeutic Feeding Centers. HIV-positive family member. And we are expanding our health education programs and creating dedicated HIV-education programs to help prevent the spread of the disease. In close cooperation with the ministry of health, which provides ARVs, we are testing children admitted to the centers for HIV. For those children who are HIV-positive, we administer HIV therapy with ARVs and malnutrition treatment with F100. By carefully analyzing the results we hope to finally find the answers to these critical questions. The study will continue for two years, examining not only the overall effectiveness of the two kinds of treatment but also which aspects of the treatments may need to be changed to meet the specific needs of people suffering from both malnutrition and HIV/AIDS.
War and displacement in Uganda
WAT E R AN D SAN I TAT I O N
ADVOCACY Land reform
Violence often compounds the effects of hunger and malnutrition. In Colombia, where a bloody civil war has raged for over 30 years and left an estimated 2.5 million people displaced, violence is one of the key factors affecting the population. Over 70 percent of displaced people do not have access to drinking water and 86 percent do not have basic sanitary services. Schools are destroyed, and children are often recruited by paramilitary and guerilla groups. With the conflict raging its way through the countryside, Action Against Hunger needed to create a safe haven where families could work to recapture their livelihoods. That safe haven came in the
animals to maintain their health and nurture them when they are sick. They learn the value of sharing responsibilities and communal living, and receive psychological attention to help them deal with the trauma they have lived through. But perhaps most importantly, these schools and communities provide a sense of hope. Many of the programs focus on helping populations regain economic viability. Children and families have a refuge from the conflict so that their lives are not consumed by daily violence. Through education, Action Against Hunger hopes to deter the cycle of violence plaguing the country. By providing a safe haven, Action Against Hunger hopes to restore livelihoods, and hopefully sow the seeds for peace.
Advocacy is Action Against Hunger's fifth pillar, complementing our programs in nutrition, health, water and sanitation, and food security. But unlike our relief programs, the target for change in humanitarian advocacy is not the individual, but the policies, practices, ideologies, and institutions that influence a population's survival. An example of the importance of Action Against Hunger's advocacy efforts is our work in Tajikistan. In an attempt to address one of the principal causes of chronic hunger in Tajikistan, Action Against Hunger has helped to move the country toward longer-term solutions through agrarian reforms — advocating changes in the Soviet-era system of land management that underlie many other economic problems. Under the current system, Tajik citizens are obligated to work for large communal enterprises for virtually no compensation—women and children are forced to labor long hours in commercial cotton
plantations in return for little more than in-kind payments in cooking fuel. The result is less time for tending subsistence gardens and no disposable income for food or medicine. The rural Tajik population also faces heavy constraints in the amount of land that they can cultivate. The system consistently produces high rates of chronic malnutrition and widespread underdevelopment. Action Against Hunger's successes in fighting malnutrition are only temporary until the structural issue of land reform is addressed. After extensive field-level surveys and study, Action Against Hunger compiled a number of recommendations for the government, international donors, participating agencies and organizations, and other influential stakeholders. The recommendations include training for farmers on the land laws; public awareness campaigns on their rights; establishing mechanisms for legal redress; reconsideration of the government-dictated production plans (giving farmers the freedom to choose for themselves
what they will grow); the assumption of farmers' debts by the government and international donors; access to credit in the form of money; and further monitoring of the land reform process. Without our field-level leadership, land reform in Tajikistan might have stagnated. As Janice Setser, our former food security program manager, recently remarked: “Within the past year, an Action Against Hunger consultant did a study on the current status of Tajikistan's land reform, on paper and in practice, that virtually rocked the country. Things began to move and shake after that and the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization began to organize a Land Reform Working Group from the capital. Action Against Hunger then formed the Field Level Land Reform Working Group.” These advocacy efforts, along with ACF’s other programs, will help to bring about lasting change in the communities where we work.
form of Schools for Peace. Schools for Peace began in 2000, when Action Against Hunger (managed by ACF-Spain) established control over eight schools in San Jorge and Córdoba with the intention of creating a classroom away from the conflict. Here people could regain some sense of order and focus on basic agricultural and nutritional education. By 2004, we had expanded to 47 schools, and integrated more programs into our work. Targeting rural areas hardest hit by violence, we rehabilitate abandoned schools and set up small communities, providing basic education on nutrition, clean water, and sanitation. We run communal work and kitchen programs, where families learn to work and cook together, providing people with what is often their only meal for the day. Children are taught how to care for
“In Colombia, those that have schools have to study underneath the trees.... Teachers are regularly killed, as are even boys and girls, and a large number of children scarcely have anything to eat during lunch. Breakfast and dinner don't exist here.” Iñigo Torres, Country Director, Colombia
“My family and I were happy in our house, but when the violence began everything changed. We had to leave behind our corn and rice…. For me Action Against Hunger is an aid for work. I think it is here to help us rebuild a new life.” Ader Luis Milanes, 12 years old, resident of the Nueva Esperanza camp in El Banquito
Schools for Peace in Colombia
WH E RE WE WORK
The ACF International Network
Action Against Hunger USA is part of the ACF International Network, named for the original member of the network, Action contre la Faim, or ACF, founded in 1979 in Paris. Today, the network consists of five independent organizations: Action Against Hunger USA (ACF-USA) in New York; Action contre la Faim (ACF-France) in Paris; Acción contra el Hambre (ACF-Spain) in Madrid; Action Against Hunger UK (ACF-UK) in London; and Action Contre la Faim / Action Against Hunger Canada (ACF-Canada) in Montréal. The network shares an overall vision of a world without hunger, and the five member organizations collaborate closely, sharing human resources, logistics, and technical capacity. Each country program is managed by one of the five member organizations.
Water and Sanitation
REVENUE AND SUPPORT
$ 301,587 4,141,412 5,869,768 (11,991,867) (1,679,100)
$ 1,441,403 4,141,412 6,035,609 3,220 28,977 11,620,621
Burton K. Haimes, Chair Partner, Thelen Reid & Priest Raymond Debbane, Vice Chair President, The Invus Group, LLC Joseph G. Audi President and CEO, InterAudi Bank Alexis Azria Writer Henri Barguirdjian President, Graff USA Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo President, Enriquez-Bocobo Constructs Yves-André Istel Senior Advisor, Rothschild, Inc. Ketty Maisonrouge President, Ketty Maisonrouge & Company, Inc. Daniel Py President, Medical-Instill Technologies Patrick Siegler-Lathrop Cathy Skoula, Secretary (ex-oficio) Executive Director, Action Against Hunger USA
Olivier Cassegrain Managing Director, Longchamp Sabine Cassel Prof. Michael Golden Professor Emeritus, Aberdeen University Iman Impala Inc.–Iman Cosmetics Frank McCourt Author Achim Moeller Achim Moeller Fine Art Robert Rudzki President, KIBAN Corporation Edward M. Sermier Vice President, CAO and Corporate Secretary, Carnegie Corporation of New York Rick Smilow President, The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) Dr. Ronald Waldman Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Jessica Weber President, Jessica Weber Design Wendy C. Weiler Partner, Argosy Partners Nina S. Zagat Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Zagat Survey Tim Zagat Co-Founder, Co-Chair and CEO, Zagat Survey
STATE M E NT OF ACTIVITI E S—ACTION AGAI N ST H U NG E R U SA FOR TH E YEAR E N DE D DEC E M B E R 31, 2004
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Contributions Grants: U.S. Government Non-U.S. Government Interest Other Net assets released from donor restrictions TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT
165,841 3,220 28,977 11,991,867 13,299,721
Program Services: Democratic Republic of Congo programs Southern Sudan programs Uganda programs Tajikistan programs Kenya programs Chad programs Angola programs Georgia programs Guinea programs Iran programs Mali programs Colombia Programs TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES Supporting services: Management and General and Program Support Fundraising TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES TOTAL EXPENSES Changes in net assets before other items Provision for unanticipated losses Exchange gain (loss) De-obligated awards and funds returned to donor Changes in net assets Net assets at beginning of year 5,800,191 1,373,910 1,388,284 657,721 244,663 147,606 311,878 432,602 570,522 249,978 25,000 11,202,355 5,800,191 1,373,910 1,388,284 657,721 244,663 147,606 311,878 432,602 570,522 249,978 25,000 11,202,355
1,097,696 309,851 1,407,547 12,609,902 689,819 (100,000) 28,062 (12,308) 605,573 1,403,505 $ 1,649,078
(1,679,100) 285,661 (77,920) (1,470,729) 4,011,580 $ 2,540,851
1,097,696 309,851 1,407,547 12,609,902 (989,281) (100,000) 313,723 (77,920) (865,156) 5,055,085 $ 4,189,929
ADVISORY COUNCIL Christian Blanckaert Président, Directeur Général, Hermès Harold A. Bornstein Vice President, Charles H. Greenthal & Co.
NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR
*Funds secured in 2004 or earlier for a specific programmatic purpose and not yet spent at the end of the year.
D O N O R S
D O N O R S
Department for International Development (U.K.) European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office European Commission Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance United Nations Children’s Fund United States Agency for International Development United Nations High Commission for Refugees World Food Programme
Mr. and Mrs. Mahyar and Fran Amirsaleh Combined Federal Campaign Debevoise and Plimpton Ms. Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo Mr. and Mrs. Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Michael Golden Golden Temple Inc. Mr. Aaron Gural Mr. Yves-André Istel Mr. and Mrs. Hisashi and Kuniko Juba Mr. and Mrs. Kernan and M. Christine King Mr. Edwin H. Klink Transformation Trust, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John D.B. and Laura V. Lewis Donald and Shelly Meltzer Mr. and Mrs. Prakash and Anjali Melwani Mr. Jean-Marc Moriani Newmark and Company Real Estate, Inc. Robert de Rothschild Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Barbara Shapiro Greg Shunick Sikh Dharma The Skolnick Foundation Dr. H. Matt Smith Ms. Connie Stults Gordon Swobe Ms. Fran Taylor The Taylor Family Charitable Foundation Sandra and Stephen Waters Foundation Mr. Paul A. Zrimsek
CONTRIBUTORS $25,000 or more
Mr. Ian Ashken Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Claude Audi Mr. and Mrs. René-Pierre and Alexis Azria Mr. Henri Barguirdjian CIBC World Markets Corp. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Mr. Raymond Debbane Apollo Management, LP Mr. Jeffrey R. Gural Mr. Burton K. Haimes J. P. Morgan Chase Foundation Mrs. Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge Pepper Hamilton, LLP School Board of St. Lucie County, Florida Thelen, Reid and Priest Warburg Pincus LLC Mr. Cody J Smith Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP
Mr. Scott Adelsberg Mark Auckerman Joel E. Smilow Charitable Trust
Ms. Cristina E. Callan Mr. Charles Calomiris Ms. Anne Cox Chambers Evelyn Sharp Foundation Hester Diamond Mr. and Mrs. John and Melissa Eydenberg Ms. Sabina Fila Ms. Ann Freedman Mr. Eliot Glazer Mr. Frederick S. Green Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Mr. William T. Hyde Mr. Thomas J. Igoe Ananth Krishnamurty and Mary Inagami Kathy Lafreniere Mr. Robert L. Lawrence Phillip G. Lookadoo Ms. Diane Molleson Carlton Hill Family Foundation Ms. Ellen J. Odoner The Orentreich Family Foundation Marcy Pfeiffer Kovan Pillai Ms. Marilyn Ramirez Farzad and Neda Rastegar Mr. and Mrs. Bartolomeo and Aileen Getty Ruspoli Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Meryl Sitver Mr. Carter Smith Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Patrice Sobecki Mr. James C. Sturdevant Ms. Angela Urban The Vasicek Foundation Vermeil Family Fund WeightWatchers.com, Inc. Ms. Isabelle S. Wilcox
Jonathan Abrams and Sandra Jean-Louis Mr. Peter Aird Mr. Robert W. Albrecht Michael Allen Philippe Amouyal Mr. Rand Angelicola Aramark Mr. Wayne Archambo ASAP Personnel Services, Inc. Mr. Joseph Bachman Back Office Support Systems, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Beverly Bailey Bakersfield Christian High School Mr. Khalil Barrage Mr. Tom Bartlett Capt. and Mrs. Ray and Nina Beatty Anne Bebear Mr. Guillaume Bebear Mrs. Marianne (Markogianis) Belardi Anthony Berardo Jonathan Berget Mr. and Mrs. Stuart and Andrea Bernstein Mr. Michael Billett Mr. Tom Birchard Joan Blanchard Thomas Boldman Boston Copley Place Marriott Mr. David I. Bower Mr. and Ms. Sean and Nancy Boylan Ms. J. Elizabeth Bradham Douglas Bragdon Ms. Melanie Branca Barbara Bremmer William Brown
Ms. Martha A. Brumfield Michael Allen Barbara Burke Tiffany Caldwell Mr. C. Kevin Campbell Bridget Campomanes Carlson Family Foundation Ms. Deborah Carmichael Richard Carroll Ms. Carolina Casperson Mr. Dominic Castriota Kenneth Ceradsky Cheng-Chang Chang Grace Chang Danita Charity Mr. Howard Chatzinoff Chemcentral Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Laura Cioppa Citizens Vote, Inc. Mr. Stephen Clemons Mr. David D. Cockcroft Mr. Farnaz Cohen Mr. Adam Cohen Alan D Cohen Noel and Barbara Commins Community Foundation of New Jersey Mr. James Cook Kristen Copham Tom Corboy Emmett Covello Joseph Crain The Cunningham-Wright Family Fund Martha Daiello Ms. Judy Enright Daylily Mr. Peter J. Davies
Karl De Jonge Javier de Leon Mr. Blaine Degruise Ms. Cobie Delespinasse Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery and Harriet Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Jerome and Elinor Deutsch Rory Deutsch Dr. Layla Diba Mr. Howard Dicker Mr. Dennis C. Dobbs Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Chant DolmanDussouchaud Melissa Dunkerley Keith Duryea Mrs. Tana Dye Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Gale Wild-Ebers Christopher Ecker Thomas Emeigh Equus Real Estate Management Inc. Joseph R. Evans Falcone and Truman Ms. Kathleen F. Fina Gabe Finke Patricia Finlayson Ms. Laura S. Fisher Randall Fisher and Linda Lafontaine Mr. and Mrs. Adam and Olivia Flatto Ms. Marta Florin Messrs. Robert and David Fluet Mr. Richard Bailey Fordham James Foster Frontera Grill Fribourg Family Foundation Mr. Bart Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Patrizia and Elliott Friman
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Mr. Burt Fujishima Shawna Gage Susan Gallo Mr. Adam Garcia Miss Elisa Gatti Wendy Gelbart Mr. Raymond Gietz Clarice Giles Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Beverly Gillett Ms. Tracy Girth Ms. Dolores Gluck Fred Godwin Mr. Ronald E. Goldberger Keith Hemmerle and Barbara Gollust Jean Grant and Francis Minskoff-Grant Mr. Nicholas Groombridge Mr. and Mrs. Erik and Christiane Grotness George Gund and Iara Lee Christine Haas Ms. Irene Habernickel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Diana Hall Robert Hall David L. Hamilton Ms. Mary Hamilton John Hamilton Jefferey Hammann Mr. and Mrs. Rob and Stacey Hammerling Beverlin Hammett Mr. Robert S. Harrison Dr. and Mrs. William and Aline Haynes Mr. Russell D. Hemenway Mr. David Henderson Allyson Henry Mrs. Catherine Herkovic Mr. David Alexander Hickerson
Mr. Douglas G. Hickey Daniel Hildebrandt Joy Wok Express Ms. Evelyn Hofman HOPE Sudbury James C. Hormel and Timothy C. Wu Mr. and Mrs. Ching and Karen Huang Mrs. Linda Huett Pastor Verenander L. Hughes Mr. Edwin Huston Alice Hyman Mr. and Mrs. Gianfranco and Rita Iavarone IBM Employee Services Center I Do Foundation Il Buco Indian Students Association University of Texas at Austin Barbara Jacobs Jennifer L. Schiff Charitable Trust Jim Boyd Construction, Inc. Roberta Kanter Kimberly Kargman Mrs. Nona Kerr Jason Kessler Mr. Anthony J. Khuri Mrs. Sandra Kirchhoff Radford Klotz and Shahnaz Batmanghelidj Bruce Kraus Krinos Foods, Inc. Ms. Daniele Kulera Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Janice Lally Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation Le Bernardin, Inc. Alain LeCoque Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. and Julie Dien Ledoux
Ms. Nancy Leeds Denise Legenzoff Mr. Yves Leperlier Ms. Stephanie L. Levaughn Mr. and Mrs. Philicia and David Levinson Mark Lewis Peter Ley Ms. Judith Lidsky Kristin Lile Mr. Chun Ta Lin Mr. Steve Lincoln Emily Lizcano L'Olivier Floral Atelier Mr.and Mrs. Michel J. and Odile Longchampt Ms. Lisa Loveday J. Harry Lynch Mrs. Gina Giumarra MacArthur Mr. John MacArthur and Ms. Renee Khatami Bart MacDonald Ms. Mitzi MacDonald-Laws Mahalaxmi Inn Corporation Mike Mai Mr. Stephen B. Maiman Ms. Marita Makinen Mr. and Mrs. Charles-Henri and Marguerite Mangin Mr. Bennet Manning Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Anne Marx Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Patricia Masceri Mr. Andrew Maunder Ms. Jane McDonald Mr. John McDermott and Ms. Victoria McManus Courtney McMahan The Melinda and William J. Vanden Heuvel Foundation, Inc.
Gary Melman Mr. Charles Merrill Microsoft Giving Campaign Ms. Laurie A. Miller Mary Frances Miller Marie Mintz Miracle Bar and Grill Miracle Grill Gerd Mittmann Thomas Mohrhauser Ms. Rebecca Morey Mrs. Margaret S. Moyers Lisa Mueggenborg Mulago Foundation Bedri Munsuz Mr. Toby Myerson Dave Nape The Seth Neiman and Lauren Speeth Foundation Dr. Yale R. Nemerson Nemet Motors Lobsang Nepali Julie Netser Network for Good The News Corporation Foundation Peaceful Nguyen Ms. Janet Nolan Raya Novak Kelly Oh Ms. Carole Oliver David Oppenheimer Stephen Paris Kara Parker Hasmukh and Bhanuben Patel Mukeshkumar and Lataben Patel James and Gloria Paul
Pepsico Mr. Richard Perdue Perelson Weiner, LLP Mr. Thomas H. Peterson Guy Phillips PMK Group Sydney Poitier Darcy Pollack Poncelet Family Fund Lester Price Ms. Mandakini Puri Mr. Dan Purnell Vinh Quach Mr. and Mrs. Frederic and Maria Ragucci Rebold Family Fund Ms. Serena Richardson Daniel Riess Rimerman Family Foundation Mr. Stephen A. Rishton Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Cultture Roan Universal Foundation Robert J. Hurst Foundation Jordan Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Mary Alice Roberts Douglas Robinson Samir and Manpreet Rohatgi Mr. Charles J Rose Jeffrey Roseman Mr. and Mrs. James and Alice H. Ross Stuart Ross Mr. Greg Roth Timothy Rothwell Ms. Sharon G Russell William Ryan Gabriel and Nada Sara
Ms. Ann Sardini Ms. Joan Saunders Michael Saunders Mr. Fuad Sawaya Ms. Julie Schaffer Jill Schreiner Jamie Schulke Jane Schwartz Foundation Seguros Express Inc Ms. Stephanie J. Seligman Kenneth G. Prior Foundation Mr. Michael J. Sherman Simon and Eve Colin Foundation, Inc. Anna Sinclair Frances Singery Lai Shan Siu Rich Skalbania Slanted Door Mr. Rick Smilow Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. and Phyllis Smith Ms. Lindsay Leigh Smith Jeffrey Smith Mr. and Mrs. Garrett and Jeannine Snipes Michael Snyder Ron and Annette Soufrine Mr. David Speedie Ms. Ashley Spicer Robert Spring and James Huddle Mrs. Jill Stansky Hossein Amirsaleh Foundation Mr. Brian Steinwurtzel Mr. Ronald W. Stevens Bruce R Stone Ms. Elizabeth Stribling Ursula and Paul Striker
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Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Patricia Sugden Ms. Suzanne Sutter Mutaz Tabbaa Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Karen Tanenbaum Joel Tauber Mary Taylor Christina Tempelaar-Lietz Craig and Robyn Thompson Daniel Thompson Loren Tibbitts Ms. Carole Tillman Towery Homes, Inc. Ms. Judith T. Tran United Directories Deborah van der Heyden Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and Ashley Von Perfall Henry and Margaret Vosswinkel Joe Wagner Mr. Willie Wallace Yichun Wang Robert Weaver Ms. Wendy Weiler Weingart Family Fund Mr. Stephan Wessels Laura West Mr. Don E. Whitson April Williams Christopher and Janice Williams Teresa Williams Brett Williamson Robyn Wittleder Mr. Barry M. Wolf Mr. Wingson Wong Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. and Angelia Wood Ms. Jamie Woolley Whispering Bells Foundation Mr. P. Garrett Wyckoff Michael Yancey Myrth York Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Jeanne Zabelle Mr. Walter Zalenski Ms. Sabine Zerarka Zodiac Pioneer Aerospace Corporation Mike Zoi
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AFD Furniture Ain's List amNew York Avenue A Black Book Brandwebsite.com The Bravo Group Institute of Culinary Education InterAudi Bank Jessica Weber Design, Inc. L'Olivier Floral Atelier Lalique Longchamp Monsieur Touton Selections New York Press Remy Martin Reuters Design Team Ruder Finn Smashing Ideas StarChefs.com Taranto Gallery The Reuters Sign Thelen, Reid & Priest, LLC Ventana Productions Viacom Village Voice Virginie Sommet Zagat.com
World Food Day Gala Epicurean Committee
Acquolina Aquavit Babbo Bice Blue Hill Blue Smoke / Jazz Standard Bouley Bakery / Danube Café Boulud Café Joul Chanterelle D’Artagnan Dawat Eleven Madison Park ICE il Buco Jean-Georges Jojo Landmarc Restaurant Le Bernardin Mercer Kitchen Miracle Bar and Grill Oceana Post House Remi Riingo 66
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Alès Group USA amNewYork Artscounselinc.com Avenue A Benjamin Hudgins Berrymatch.com BlackBook Magazine Body Shop Brandwebsite.com CHANEL, Inc. Château Latour Château Mouton Rothschild Chloé Christian Dior, Inc. Cornelia Fifth Avenue Emelise Alpacas EuroAmerican Communications Firmenich G3 Architecture Interiors Health Supportive Chef Hermès de Paris, Inc. Hotel Plaza Athénée Ilka IMAN Cosmetics IMG / 7th on Sixth Jessica Weber Design, Inc. John Hardy Jewlery Judith Nelson, New York Philharmonic Orchestra Lalique North America Lillian Lincoln Foundation Longchamp Ambassador Raymond Loretan L’Olivier Downtown Loyola Phoenix
Michael C. Fina Monsieur Touton Selections, Ltd. New York Press Paris Gourmet Pedro Aleman Catering Rémy Martin Reuters Ruder Finn Ruth C. Schwartz & Co. Special Events and Public Relations SeamlessWeb Smashing Ideas Inc. Starchefs.com Susan Ciminelli Day Spa at Bergdorf The Lowell Hotel The Yale Club Tom Weidlinger, Moira Productions Weight Watchers International, Inc. Zagat Survey
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