Angola - Emergency Food and Nutrition Security for Children in Bié Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Sep 2019
Signature Date 22 Oct 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 724,958.13
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Emergency Food and Nutrition Security for Children is designed because of the country’s severe drought in the provinces of Lunda Norte, Bié, Huíla, Namibe and Cunene, aggravated by below-average and erratic rainfall and inadequate. The humanitarian condition in the drought-prone provinces has deteriorated as a result of the high basic commodity prices, limited access to clean water and reach of hygiene services mainly due to lack of infrastructures. The project will focus on supporting the immediate response to acute malnutrition, and sustain the early recovery of food-insecure families, comprising: provision and distribution of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF) and Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) in the health facilities; support of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) coverage, through the provision of capacity building to municipal health staff, community health workers (CHW), orphanages’ workers, and health technicians in the outpatient nutrition centers to successfully implement CMAM activities; support to existing Community Children Centers (CICs), Community Education Centers (CECs), and orphanages, with local foods to reduce malnutrition; and distribution of seeds with high nutritious value. The total emergency assistance contribution will be USD 1,000,000. The funds provided by the Bank are restricted and earmarked for humanitarian assistance to the affected populations.

Project Objectives

The objective is to provide immediate emergency response and treatment of malnourished children in Cuito and Nharea municipalities.


The main beneficiaries of the interventions are the children. The operation will address the nutrition emergency in the municipalities of Cuito and Nharea where the funding gaps are the highest, by implementing a therapeutic and supplementary feeding program for children between 6 and 59 months, improve livelihoods and strengthen the local and institutional capacity to address and prevent food insecurity situations.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-AO-AA0-010
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name SILUNGWE Yappy Gregory

Geographic Location

Country Angola
Coordinates Location Name
-12.5 17 Cuito
-11.26625 17.20996 Nharea