Adoption date 28/04/2017

EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State

Nigeria faces one of the worst humanitarian crises with five million people needing urgent food assistance. The UN posits that up to 55,000 children are in famine-like conditions in Borno State and 300,000 will suffer from severe acute malnutrition worsened by reduced immunity to illnesses. This is one of the largest crises worldwide that remains largely unaddressed. By addressing priorities under the EU Trust Fund, this programme is a strategic complement to the EUR 123 million joint humanitarian-development programme “EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State” approved on 24/03/2017 under the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme for Nigeria.

Main objectives

Overall objective : to build the resilience of conflict affected people in Borno State in terms of food and nutrition security based on a conflict-sensitive approach and in an environment-friendly way.

- Specific objective 1 (SO1) : Strengthen food security and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable rural communities through the development of small-scale and family farming to sustainably improve production and mitigate agro-pastoral risks.
- Specific objective 2 (SO2): Improve access to basic social services for the most vulnerable by restoring basic health, nutrition and WASH services.
- Specific objective 3 (SO3): Enhance social protection for women and youth and other at-risk groups through increased economic and employment opportunities in sectors of growth including agriculture.

This action in numbers

7 012
2.7 Number of people reached by sensitisation campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights
199 759
2.9 Number of people having improved access to basic social benefits (services and transfers)
5 468
1.3 Number of people assisted to develop income generating activities (IGAs)
1 122
1.4 Number of people benefitting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
10 000
2.3 Number of people receiving nutrition assistance
2.1 Number of local development plans directly supported
2.8 Number of staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitting from capacity building to strengthen service delivery
5.3 Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
7 012
6.2 Number of people directly benefitting from COVID-19 emergency response activities
6.3 Number of entities benefitting from COVID-19 emergency response activities
15 500
6.1 Number of COVID-19 pandemic-related supplies provided and/or distributed
4.2 Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on governance, conflict prevention and human rights
1.2 Number of MSMEs created or supported
1 067
2.6 Hectares of agricultural and pastoral ecosystems where sustainable management practices have been introduced with EU support
596 090
2.4 Number of people receiving food security-related assistance


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