Nigeria - Emergency Assistance to Support the Fight against Malnutrition in Borno State

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Nov 2016
Signature Date 07 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Oct 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 13010
Commitment U.A 737,001.14
Status Completion

Project General Description

This emergency assistance aimed at reducing malnutrition in Borno State is a response to the appeal of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for international aid. On June 27th, 2016 the Nigerian Minister of Health declared a nutrition emergency in Borno State, followed by the West and Central African Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group who called the entire international community to step up and respond in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. The Bank’s intervention will strengthen the FGN's and partners' current efforts (UNICEF, WFP, OCHA, etc.) in the Northeast of the country. The emergency assistance project specifically focuses on Borno State where the situation is the most dramatic. Its mission consists of rationalizing funds and enhancing their efficiency. This intervention program is expected to reduce malnutrition rates among the most vulnerable populations, mainly children under five years of age and women of childbearing age. The project also focuses on the treatment of severe acute malnutrition, and includes a preventive component. To that effect, 11,468 children will be treated with 10,000 cartons of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) through the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme, which is expected to save about 2,000 lives.

Project Objectives

The support project's main goal is to contribute to mortality reduction due to malnutrition of children under five years of age in Borno State. The project's specific objectives are to: (i) treat 11,468 children in Borno state with Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF); (ii) provide 60,000 infants and young children (6-23 months) located in the affected areas with multiple micronutrient powder and (iii) strengthen sector coordination and monitoring at the State level to provide effective coordination of nutrition response.


This operation will directly benefit about 11,468 children in Borno State affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), and about 60,000 undernourished infants and young children (6-23 months).

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-IC0-003
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name OSUBOR Gregory

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
11.5 13.0 Borno State