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Institutional donors

Who is funding our projects?

Besides private donations, governmental actors support our projects with development cooperation funds.

Alongside private donations, Welthungerhilfe also raises funds from institutional donors. In 2015, a total sum of EUR 158.9 million in new commitments from donor institutions was raised. A majority of these funds were made available for humanitarian aid and rehabilitation measures, the ongoing crises and conflicts, as well as the severe earthquake in Nepal played a significant role in this.

Welthungerhilfe gathered about 158.9 Euros by institutional grants in 2015.
Welthungerhilfe gathered about 158.9 Euros by institutional grants in 2015.
Nearly three quarters of all donations 2015 came in by institutional donations.
Nearly three quarters of all donations 2015 came in by institutional donations.




Auswärtiges Amt - the German Federal Foreign Office

Regarding humanitarian aid, the Federal Foreign Office (AA) collaborates closely with Non-Governmental Organisations. According to the principles of humanity, neutrality and subsidiarity, basic needs of people in acute emergency situations caused by crisis and natural disaster will be covered. Welthungerhilfe carries out humanitarian aid and preparedness activities with support from AA all over the world, for example in Syria

Federal Foreign Office website


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) defines the overall guidelines for German development policy. Projects and programmes of specialised development organisations abroad are supported and long-term strategies for collaboration are formulated. Through substantial financial grants for Welthungerhilfe development projects, an effective cooperation is built up in specific areas (transitional aid, sustainable development through partner organisations, political awareness-building and education), as in Haiti

BMZ website


Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. With the aim of ending the need for aid, DFID supports economic growth by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. In cooperation with DFID, Welthungerhilfe engages in several countries, including Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso.

DFID website


European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is one of the world’s largest actors regarding humanitarian assistance. ECHO’s mandate encompasses both humanitarian assistance and civil protection. These are the two main mechanisms through which the European Union (EU) can ensure rapid and effective delivery of relief assistance to people faced with the immediate consequences of disasters. The humanitarian aid provided by the EU offers relief assistance to the people most in need in third countries. It throws a lifeline to those who are hit by natural and man-made disasters, and prepares communities and victims of recurrent crisis to face the effects of future emergencies. Welthungerhilfe benefits from a long-time collaboration in several parts of the world – for instance in Tajikistan, Mozambique, Madagascar, Turkey, Sudan, Congo, the Central African Republic and Peru. 

ECHO website


European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid) is responsible for the formulation and implementation of European Union’s international development cooperation. In order to ensure a coherent approach, EuropeAid collaborates closely with the European External Action Service (which holds delegations in 139 countries) as well as with other agencies responsible for thematic strategies. The Directorate-General’s main objective is to reduce worldwide poverty, guarantee social and ecological development and further promote good governance and respect for human rights. Welthungerhilfe cooperates with EuropeAid for instance in Ecuador.

EuropeAid website


Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an intergovernmental organization with 194 member states. Employees and experts from several cultural backgrounds help to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Regarding 800 million people suffering from chronic hunger, FAO provides a more productive and sustainable agriculture, forestry and fishery while reducing rural poverty. The close cooperation between FAO and Welthungerhilfe is highlighted by a specific fight against hunger and poverty in 70 countries, e.g. in Zimbabwe.

FAO website 


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a partner of international cooperation for sustainable development, engaging worldwide. The German Federal Government is the main client; GIZ continually focuses on economic development, environment as well as on the promotion of peace and security. Welthungerhilfe is cooperating with the non-profit federal company in 24 different projects - for instance in South Sudan, India or Sierra Leone where a cacao and coffee production project provides new perspectives for people living in rural regions.

GIZ website


KfW Entwicklungsbank

In order to promote economic development and reduce poverty, KfW Development Bank engages in the poor regions of the world. On behalf of the Federal Government, KfW provides the German development finance through long-term programs. Since 2005 Welthungerhilfe cooperates with KfW mainly in Africa, i.e. Congo, focused on infrastructure to improve the agricultural productivity.

KfW website


US Agency for International Development

Besides bilateral and multilateral collaboration, USAID supports programmes of international Non-Government Organisations: Welthungerhilfe receives funds for humanitarian assistance, for reconstruction and for rural development and sustainable food and nutrition security projects. In cooperation with USAID, Welthungerhilfe successfully implemented activities for overcoming the Ebola crisis in Liberia. At present, relief interventions in aid of refugees and reconstruction activities in Eastern Congo as well as projects for climate change adaption and mitigation in Kenya and Uganda are supported by USAID.

USAID website


United Nation’s World Food Programme

As Welthungerhilfe’s largest donor, WFP is an important partner in the area of humanitarian assistance and development. Besides studies and analysis regarding the status of (mal-)nutrition in many countries, WFP provides a comprehensive early-warning system. Thus, international organisations such as Welthungerhilfe are capable to react timely and appropriately to humanitarian crises. Furthermore, WFP leads international coordination instruments like the Logistics Cluster and together with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) the Food Security Cluster. Welthungerhilfe contributes to both clusters as part of the international system of emergency/disaster relief. At the national level and in cooperation with WFP, Welthungerhilfe chairs the Food Security Cluster in Mali. WFP is an important ally and partner in advocating publicly for important topics like the fight against hunger, the right to food and the efforts to achieve internationally agreed development goals. 

WFP website

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