In response to FAO Director General B. R. Sen's invitation to FAO member countries to participate in the Freedom From Hunger Campaign, Federal President Heinrich Lübke set up the "German Commission for the Fight Against Hunger" in 1962. Later that year the commission would became the German Committee of the Freedom From Hunger Campaign and in 1967 became Deutsche Welthungerhilfe. Its mission was "to secure nourishment for all people." Today, Welthungerhilfe is one of Germany's largest non-governmental aid organizations.
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Welthungerhilfe supports rural development and food security and works to establish and rebuild basic infrastructure, foster effective social integration, education and healthcare, and to strengthen civil society.
In Germany and Europe Welthungerhilfe is an activist organization that seeks to affect government policy. To do this it cooperates with organizations such as the children's charity, terre des hommes, and publishes a "Report on the Reality of Development Aid." Welthungerhilfe is a member of VENRO, the Association of German Development non-governmental Organisations, and the Alliance2015 network which carries out political lobbying work at the European level. Welthungerhilfe supports development education programs, participatory campaigns and welcomes volunteer support in a number of capacities. In cooperation with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Concern Worldwide, Welthungerhilfe helps publish the annual Global Hunger Index.