Multi-Country Emergency Food Assistance

Multi-Country Emergency Food Assistance

The Multi-Country Emergency Food Assistance project is the result of a partnership between Global Affairs Canada, which finances the project, and the World Food Programme (WFP), which implements it. The intervention falls within the framework of the WFP objective of combating hunger and acute malnutrition. It provides emergency food aid to over 90 million people worldwide, including six Sahelian and West African countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria). Project activities include: 1) distributing food; 2) supplementary feeding for children under five years of age as well as pregnant and lactating women; 3) emergency school feeding programs; () vouchers and cash transfers for food; and 5) food for work.

Global objective

  • Save lives, alleviate suffering and protect human dignity in countries experiencing humanitarian crises

Expected results

  • Increased access to food assistance for crisis-affected populations
  • Increased access to supplementary feeding for vulnerable groups, including children, and pregnant and lactating women
  • Increased enrolment and school attendance
  • Increased resilience of severely food-insecure communities against further shocks
  • Increased access for the humanitarian community to safe, reliable and efficient passenger air transport services
  • Improved access to the transportation of light cargo for humanitarian agencies
  • Increased access to timely medical and security evacuation services


1 year : 29/03/2019 - 31/03/2020


The project is conducted in several countries, including in six Sahelian and West African countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria).


90 million severely food insecure people around the world.


CAD 85.6 million


World Food Programme (WFP)

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  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria


  • Aide d’urgence
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Health
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Nutrition
  • Social affairs & social protection


  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households


  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 10