Global Emergency Nutrition Program – Action Against Hunger 2021-2023

Reporting Organization:Action Against Hunger Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 52,000,000
Timeframe: March 15, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Mylène Ouellet
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Action Against Hunger Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 5,200,000.00 (10.00%)

Chad - $ 3,640,000.00 (7.00%)

Burkina Faso - $ 3,640,000.00 (7.00%)

Ethiopia - $ 3,640,000.00 (7.00%)

Colombia - $ 2,600,000.00 (5.00%)

Bangladesh - $ 2,600,000.00 (5.00%)

Cameroon - $ 2,080,000.00 (4.00%)

Madagascar - $ 1,040,000.00 (2.00%)

Central African Republic (the) - $ 520,000.00 (1.00%)

Myanmar - $ 520,000.00 (1.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (50.00 %)

Mental Health (5.00 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (5.00 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (3.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (25.00 %)

Gender Equality (5.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (5.00 %)

Other (2.00 %)

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January 2021 – In 2021, approximately 235 million people across the world will be in need of 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 is providing 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) is providing 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, as well as 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.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adult women Children, boys Children, girls Newborns Under-5 children
Descriptors: Indigenous peoples Internally displaced people (IDP) Refugees Rural Urban
Total Direct Population: 2,000,000
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1,210,000 People screened and referred for acute malnutrition
800,000 People attended trainings on good nutrition, child feeding, and care practices
50,000 People attended sessions on Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), GBV, MHPSS and available services
62,000 People provided with safe drinking water through delivery services
65,000 People received gender-sensitive hygiene and Menstrual Hygiene Management kits 
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) at least 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) 75,000 adolescent girls and women are provided with sexual reproductive health and rights and maternal health services; and (5) at least 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.

Achieved Results


SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
  • # of women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
MNCH-related indicators
  • %/total households with access to a safe water supply
  • %/total of health workers (male/female) trained and using their learned skills
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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