ACTION CONTRE LA FAIM, YOBE STATE-
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INDEPENDENT EVALUATION FOR ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S INTERVENTION SOCIAL PROTECTION STUDY
ACTION CONTRE LA FAIM
INDEPENDENT EVALUATION FOR ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S INTERVENTION SOCIAL PROTECTION STUDY
1. Project Background
1.1. Rationale for the Project
2. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria continues to impact civilians negatively. In Yobe state, conflict affected households have experienced socioeconomic and human losses and struggle to build their resilience following the loss of household assets and being in a situation of displacement; a majority have remained displaced for over years. Although, significant populations have returned from the government approved camps to their homes in Yobe state, conflicted affected households continue to require support to improve their situation of nutrition and food insecurity. ACF has launched the ‘Scaling up Nutrition in Yobe’ project being implemented in collaboration and with the support of Yobe State government to address the humanitarian crisis through an integrated approach that integrates WASH, nutrition and health services, including CMAM and IYCF support and food security & livelihoods. The multi-sectoral approach aims to contribute towards the reduction of morbidity and mortality rates among pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age, by improving their nutritional status through the early prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition and communicable diseases and improved access and demand driven provision of maternal and child health services within support health facilities. The initiative will also aim to improve hygiene behaviors and access to sanitation solutions, as well as providing improved access to adequate water to targeted beneficiaries, facilities and communities in pilot LGAs. Importantly, efforts are made to strengthen systems through improved capacity for skills and knowledge development of the health worker force at the state level and coordination, collaboration, advocacy among health and nutrition partners, government and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders for the overall improved provision of services.
1.2 Geographical scope covered by the analysis
The geographical scope of the analysis will cover Nangere LGA in Yobe State.