Angola - Emergency Food and Nutrition Security for Children in Bié Region (AFDB-P-AO-AA0-010)

  • Angola
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Sep 23, 2019
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Government of Angola
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.99 million
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 11, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the present Emergency Food and Nutrition Security for Children is designed because of the country’s severe drought in the provinces of Lunda Norte, Bié, Huíla, Namibe and Cunene, aggravated by below-average and erratic rainfall and inadequate. The humanitarian condition in the drought-prone provinces has deteriorated as a result of the high basic commodity prices, limited access to clean water and reach of hygiene services mainly due to lack of infrastructures. The project will focus on supporting the immediate response to acute malnutrition, and sustain the early recovery of food-insecure families, comprising: provision and distribution of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF) and Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) in the health facilities; support of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) coverage, through the provision of capacity building to municipal health staff, community health workers (CHW), orphanages’ workers, and health technicians in the outpatient nutrition centers to successfully implement CMAM activities; support to existing Community Children Centers (CICs), Community Education Centers (CECs), and orphanages, with local foods to reduce malnutrition; and distribution of seeds with high nutritious value. The total emergency assistance contribution will be USD 1,000,000. The funds provided by the Bank are restricted and earmarked for humanitarian assistance to the affected populations.

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U.A 724,958.13

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