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VISION

JUSTICE FOR ALL
A world in which all people can exercise their right to a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty.

GOAL

IMPROVING LIIVING CONDITIONS
Our actions aim for the sustainable improvement of opportunities in life for future generations too, in a healthy environment and a fair society.

PRINCIPLE

HELPING PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES
Dictated by the principles of equality, inviolable rights and self-determination for all. The people with whom we work are partners striving towards social change. We treat them with respect, solidarity and compassion.

LAYING THE FOUNDATION

The "Freedom from Hunger Campaign" prompted Federal President Heinrich Lübke to set up the "German Commission for the Fight Against Hunger" in 1962. In doing so, he wrote the first chapter of the history of Welthungerhilfe. Since then, the association has persistently followed its goal: to secure nourishment for all people. Now, some 50 years later, Welthungerhilfe is one of Germany's largest non-governmental aid organisations.


A brief history of WHH in India

Welthungerhilfe India and Bangladesh has been supporting rural development projects in the two countries through local partner organizations who work with the most vulnerable and marginalised people. We have a long history of reaching out to people in need and the guiding principle of our work is ‘helping people help themselves’, which also extends to emergency situations such as natural disaster or civil wars, where those affected are steadily supported to assume responsibility for their lives.

1962
Founded as the national committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign set up by FAO.

1970s

The concept of help towards self-help became the principle of the association.

2006
Decentralization of Welthungerhilfe. Regional Office was setup in India.

2007
Delhi Office began functioning as the regional office for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

2015

Sri Lanka projects ended. Nepal office became independent and Welthungerhilfe India and Bangladesh continued its operation under the New Delhi office.

TODAY
With a vision to have a world without hunger and poverty, Welthungerhilfe India and Bangladesh has been implementing several initiatives in rural areas of the region. Through these initiatives we hope to see communities achieve sustainable development, strengthened civil society, better access to government development programmes and ability to help themselves.