In response to the flooding, we're:
- carrying out water trucking
- repairing water points
- distributing hygiene kits and kits containing non-food items
- distributing learning materials
- providing case management and psychosocial support to children most at risk.
In recent months, thanks to an allocation from the Humanitarian Fund, we’ve scaled up our hunger response in Zamafara and Katsina states in northwest Nigeria and are doubling our capacity in Borno state.
Over 6,000 families are receiving monthly cash transfers over the next 6 months to help them buy food and meet their other basic needs.
In northeast Nigeria, we’re also supporting over 284,000 people with food e-vouchers.
We’ve also increased the bed capacity at a stabilisation centre in Molai, Borno state from 20 beds to 50 beds, in order to respond to the rising needs for inpatient care for acute malnutrition.
We’re responding to the cholera outbreak in 5 of the most-affected states by deploying the Emergency Health Unit to train up health workers.
We’re also continuing to work with local partners to:
- deliver livelihoods and income-generating support
- screen and treat acute malnutrition in communities
- train parents and caregivers to detect malnutrition
- raise awareness about infant and young child feeding practices through radio programmes.