Action Against Hunger is a charitable organization designed to raise money for 40 struggling countries, which includes Ethiopia. The program assists in emergency situations such as war, natural disasters, and long term needed assistance to countries in distress. The programs aim to have countries gain their own self-sufficiency. The program is strictly politically and religiously neutral.
Action Against Hunger takes part in several activities so that Ethiopia no longer has to rely on aid programs for survival but instead can maintain their health and sufficiency by themselves. The program sets up therapeutic feeding centers. They use child-growth monitoring to analyze the success of their ventures. They distribute seeds and tools to farmers and conduct training programs so that they learn better techniques of farming, gardening, and animal breeding. The program tries to maintain water sanitation by setting up safe drinking wells. They teach how to drill wells, tap springs, and install water systems. They train local teams to maintain the equipment to keep the systems going for several years. Action Against Hunger sets up mother and child health centers where they provide immunizations and pre/post natal care. They train a willing medical staff and distribute medicine.