About ActionAid USA

Women in West Bengal, India, are claiming their rights. Photo: Nicola Bailey/ActionAid

More Action. Less Aid.

ActionAid USA works together with problem solvers who are bringing an end to poverty and injustice locally and globally.

We actively invest in powerful people living in poverty and exclusion in 45 countries around the world who know what’s needed to change lives within their own communities, and have the power to mobilize and inspire others.

We connect problem solvers from communities around the world with the people whose decisions affect their daily lives, so they can understand and claim their human rights, and bring about change that lasts.

Read our 2018-2020 strategy.

Our Vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.

Our Mission

To achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organizations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Where we work

A world map with countries highlighted in various shades of red to show where ActionAid operates.

Africa: Burundi, DRCEthiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, LesothoLiberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Americas: Brazil, Guatemala, Haiti, USA

Asia & Australia: Afghanistan, Arab Region, Australia, Bangladesh, CambodiaIndia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territories, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe: Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, UK


Support Our Work!

ActionAid is on a mission to end poverty and injustice by investing in local problem solvers. People who are determined and committed, and motivated to change the world around them.

That’s why with the support of friends like you, we actively invest in powerful people living in poverty and exclusion in 45 countries around the world.

Make a secure, tax-deductible donation today.

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