Wed, 06 Jul 2022

Canada has announced that it is providing over $82 million in funding for humanitarian and development assistance to help avert famine in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions by addressing deteriorating food security and nutrition needs there.

This funding is being distributed as follows.

Humanitarian assistance

Action Against Hunger: $4.4 million (2022)

Canada's support through Action Against Hunger will improve access to health care and services to prevent and treat malnutrition in conflict-affected populations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

CARE Canada: $1 million (2022)

Canada's support through CARE Canada will improve access to health care and protection services for conflict-affected populations in Burkina Faso.

International Committee of the Red Cross: $5 million (2022)

Canada's support through the International Committee of the Red Cross will ensure essential life-saving assistance and protection for the most difficult-to-access populations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali and Niger.

International Rescue Committee: $1.5 million (2022)

Canada's support through the International Rescue Committee will improve access to health care, water and sanitation in Nigeria's Borno state. It will also prevent and treat malnutrition in conflict-affected populations there.

International Organization for Migration: $500,000 (2022)

Canada's support through the International Organization for Migration will improve access to water and sanitation, shelter, essential non-food items and protection services for populations displaced by conflict in northeastern Nigeria.

Doctors Without Borders: $1.2 million (2022)

Canada's support through Doctors Without Borders will improve access to health care and sexual and reproductive health-rights services for conflict-affected populations in southeastern Chad.

Mission Inclusion: $1 million (2022)

Canada's support through Mission Inclusion will improve access to health care, protection services, water, sanitation and hygiene services. It will also help prevent and treat malnutrition in conflict-affected populations in Cameroon's Extrme-Nord region.

Oxfam-Quebec: $1.3 million (2022)

Canada's support through Oxfam-Quebec will improve access to health care, water and sanitation in Chad's Lac province. It will also help prevent and treat malnutrition in conflict-affected populations there.

Save the Children: $1.5 million (2022)

Canada's support through Save the Children will improve access to protection services and malnutrition prevention and treatment services for conflict-affected populations in Nigeria's Borno state.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: $3.05 million (2022)

Canada's support through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will improve access to life-saving assistance-including the provision of emergency non-food items, shelter, health care and livelihoods-to populations displaced by conflict in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.  

UNICEF: $2.5 million (2022)

Canada's support through UNICEF will improve access to life-saving assistance, including treatment for acute malnutrition, water and sanitation, protection services and education for conflict-affected populations in Nigeria, with a focus on mothers and children.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' Country-Based Pooled Funds: $3.7 million (2022)

Funding provided by Canada through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' Country-Based Pooled Funds will enable flexible and timely country-level responses in Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, including through international organizations and NGOs.

Development assistance

World Food Programme: $16 million (2022 to 2025)

This funding aims to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso through the development of more productive, greener and more inclusive income-generating activities. The project focuses on supporting women and communities exposed to socio-economic and climatic shocks and aims to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.

UNICEF: $40 million (2021 to 2027)

This funding aims to improve the nutrition of children, adolescent girls and women in vulnerable situations in Mali. The project supports health care systems at the national and community levels to improve the provision of age-appropriate and gender-sensitive services to prevent and respond to malnutrition. The project focuses on people living in food- and nutrition-insecure areas, as well as internally displaced people. It therefore takes into account conflict sensitivity and the context of fragility.

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