Impact In Northeast Nigeria
African country on the Gulf of Guinea.
1.1 million children are threatened with severe acute malnutrition in the region.
67% Poverty rate.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria has led to the displacement of 2.2 million people, mostly in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States, either in overcrowded internationally displaced people (IDP) camps or within host communities. One and a half million children below the age of five, and pregnant and lactating women are reported malnourished.
According to OCHA, approximately 32% of those children under five suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Given the level of insecurity, few actors are responding to the enormous nutritional needs of children in the Northeast.
With the help of your RUTF donation, Save the Children is currently implementing emergency nutrition interventions in two States in the Northeast of Nigeria – Gombe and Borno. In Borno State, Save the Children is conducting integrated Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programming. Your donation is directly being used to provide nutritional treatment to 7,000 children under five suffering from SAM.
Save the Children is closely coordinating with the Ministry of Health, local partners, international NGOs and UN agencies representing many sectors involved with this emergency response in order to maximize the impact on children’s lives.
Areas of Impact
Severe Acute Malnutrition effects many children in some of the most impoverished areas of the world. We've worked with our partners to get life-saving packets to kids in the following areas.
In partnership with Save The Children. Impact Report Coming Soon.
In partnership with World Vision. Impact Report Coming Soon.