Project profile — Global Emergency Nutrition Program - Action Against Hunger 2021-2023


Action Against Hunger (CA-CRA_ACR-3833634678)
2021-03-15 - 2022-09-12
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Nigeria (6.54%)
• Yemen (8.84%)
• Cameroon (4.43%)
• Colombia (4.81%)
• Myanmar (1.44%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (10.29%)
• Ethiopia (6.64%)
• Syria (2.31%)
• Burkina Faso (6.64%)
• South Sudan (6.64%)
• Bangladesh (4.81%)
• Chad (7.02%)
• Central African Republic (1.44%)
• Niger (4.43%)
• Somalia (11.11%)
• Sudan (4.43%)
• Venezuela (5.96%)
• Madagascar (2.22%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (25.02%)
Emergency food aid (72040) (49.96%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (25.02%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2021, approximately 235 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance and protection due in part to ongoing conflicts, natural disasters and recent disease outbreaks. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated the needs globally and placed further strain on an already stretched humanitarian system. In response to the unprecedented level of humanitarian needs, GAC’s humanitarian assistance provides predictable, multi-year, multi-country support to longstanding partners to deliver quality programming in protracted humanitarian contexts globally. With GAC’s support, Action Against Hunger (ACF) provides lifesaving assistance to address the urgent needs of up to 2,000,000 crisis-affected people in multiple countries across the globe for three years. This project focuses on improving the nutritional status of vulnerable populations through delivering emergency nutrition and complementary health and water, sanitation and hygiene services. Project activities include: (1) providing treatment of severe acute malnutrition for girls and boys under the age of five and women of reproductive age; (2) providing gender-sensitive health support for women, girls and boys, such as access to baby and child-friendly spaces and gender-based violence referral pathways; (3) providing gender-sensitive water, sanitation and hygiene services at the community level and in health facilities; (4) providing sexual reproductive health and rights services and support for the decision-making role of women; and (5) providing mental health gender-based violence-related support for women, girls, men and boys.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) an estimated 220,000 acutely malnourished women, girls, men and boys received malnutrition prevention and treatment services; (2) 50,000 crisis-affected people have access to safe drinking water; (3) 260,000 women, girls, men and boys participated in gender-sensitive sanitation and hygiene promotion sessions; (4) provided sexual reproductive rights and maternal services to 75,000 adolescent girls and women; and (5) an estimated 75,000 community members and local leaders attended sessions promoting gender equality and greater decision-making role for women within households. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $16,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-01-2023 Disbursement $16,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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