Project profile — Horn of Africa - Food Crisis – Canadian Foodgrains Bank 2022 to 2023


Canadian Foodgrains Bank
2022-10-17 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Kenya (21.00%)
• Ethiopia (23.00%)
• South Sudan (28.00%)
• Somalia (28.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (50.00%)
Emergency food aid (72040) (50.00%)

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)


September 2022 – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dramatically aggravated the hunger crisis, which was already at record levels at the start of 2022; triggering disruptions of agricultural production, supply chains and trade that have raised food, fuel and fertiliser prices. Today, an unprecedented 345 million people are acutely food insecure, a 155% increase from pre-pandemic levels, with concerns that the number of food insecure people will grow. These estimates include up to 50 million people on the brink of famine and over 882,000 people facing catastrophic conditions across five countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan. With GAC’s support, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) is addressing urgent acute food insecurity amongst vulnerable populations in the Horn of Africa, including in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan. This project focuses on meeting the immediate food and nutrition needs of people experiencing acute hunger and malnutrition. Project activities include: (1) providing cash, vouchers, or in-kind food rations to address immediate food needs; (2) providing therapeutic and supplementary foods to boys, girls, and pregnant and lactating women; and (3) improving access to information to women and men from households experiencing acute food insecurity on sexual exploitation and abuse prevention.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to adequate nutritious food; (2) improved awareness on infant and young child feeding practices; (3) improved access and restored livelihood opportunities; and (4) increased awareness of sexual and exploitation abuse response and prevention. 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 $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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