Project profile — Rohingya Crisis - Improving nutrition in Rakhine State, Myanmar - ACF 2020


Action Against Hunger (CA-CRA_ACR-3833634678)
2020-03-29 - 2021-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


March 2020 – The humanitarian situation in Myanmar is characterized by a complex combination of vulnerability to armed conflict, inter-communal tension, protracted displacement and food insecurity. It is estimated that 985,000 crisis-affected people are in need of humanitarian assistance this year, including more than 273,000 displaced people (of which 69% are women and children) who remain in camps or camp-like settings across the country. With GAC’s support, Action Against Hunger is providing quality, gender-responsive undernutrition prevention and treatment services to vulnerable populations in the Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Project activities include: (1) treating acutely malnourished children, and pregnant and lactating women; (2) referring cases of severe acute malnutrition to outpatient treatment centres; and (3) delivering infant and young child feeding counselling to pregnant and lactating women, and caretakers of children.

Expected results 

The expected outcome of this project is improved access to gender-responsive undernutrition prevention and treatment programs and services by women, adolescent girls and children. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in communities experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-03-2022 Disbursement -$7,914
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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