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

130
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
12
Number of local development plans directly supported
16 700
Number of people receiving basic social services
70 546
Number of people receiving food-security related assistance
31
Number of MSMEs created or supported
8
Number of Institutions and non-state actors benefitting from capacity building and operational support on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights
6
Number of planning, monitoring, learning, data-collection and analysis tools set up, implemented and / or strengthened
1
Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
195
Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights

Contracts

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
EUR 22 169 793

News & Stories

150 bulls distributed to Borno’s youth to provide them with a much-needed source of income and prevent radicalizationFAO
NEWS | 15 March 2019

150 bulls distributed to Borno’s youth to provide them with a much-needed source of income and prevent radicalization

Youth in Borno – Nigeria’s worst affected northeastern state – have had their livelihoods uprooted due to a decade-long crisis. In response to the overwhelming recovery needs of livestock-based households in the State, FAO is collaborating with the European Union to reestablish livelihoods in the sector. On 13 February, UN...