Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands

Multi-Sector Support to The Displaced in Adamawa and Borno States

08/01/2019 - 14:45

The overall objective of this programme is to help strengthen the resilience of conflict affected populations of Borno and Adamawa States.


Expected results:

  • The basic needs of the targeted vulnerable households are addressed;
  • Vulnerable individuals, including young people and women, have access to livelihood opportunities;
  • Targeted communities are protected and treated for acute malnutrition;
  • WASH services including water supply and sanitation infrastructure for targeted communities are provided to contribute to improved wellbeing and resilience. 


Main activities:

  • Distribution of unconditional cash (or vouchers);
  • 30 Cash For Work schemes for youth;
  • Distribution of assets for farming, establishing farmer field schools;
  • Training in business, financial management and life skills;
  • Develop and disseminate messages on CMAM* programme & MIYCN* and WASH good practices;
  • Provide medicines and nutritional treatment to health facilities and camp clinics;
  • Construct and/ or rehabilitate water supply infrastructure;
  • Train local hygiene promoters and community volunteers and establish Community and School Health Clubs.


Main accomplishments to date:

  • Contract start date 1/12/2016;
  • 3, 200 Households have benefitted from 3 rounds of unconditional cash transfers, and 1, 109 children under 5 years old from these HH have been screened for malnutrition (20 were referred to OPT – out-patient-therapeutic programmes) 983 beneficiaries (499F/484M) from vulnerable households received seed vouchers;
  • 957 MTMSG members trained on infant feeding practices;
  • 87 health workers received On-job training on CMAM  MIYCF protocols/activities;
  • Dissemination of nutrition messages reached 58, 287 individuals;
  • Rehabilitation/Construction of 65 water supply infrastructures improving the sanitation and wellbeing of 42,250 people. 


Source of funds: EU Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (ABAC Ref. T05-EUTF-SAH-NG01-02)

Total budget (EUR): 4M

Implementation period:  2 years (2016 – 2018) 

Implementing agency: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Geographical Area: 2 North Eastern States (Adamawa and Borno) 

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