NGO partners NHF to provide water, hygiene, nutrition services to 250,000 children, lactating mothers


By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –


The CEO/Country Director of GOAL Prime, Dr. Christopher Chinedumuije, says the organisation has flagged off its 13th partnership project with the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) of the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA Nigeria).


He added that the project with code CBPF-NGA-23-R-NGO-25685 will focus on provision of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) services and Emergency Nutrition Service for Children Under-5 and Lactating Mothers across nine (9) LGAs of Borno State in the Northeast region of Nigeria in response to addressing food security and nutrition crises in Borno state as well as building preparedness against WASH-related disease outbreaks during the 2023 Lean season.


A statement issued and signed by the CEO/Country Director, Dr. Christopher Chinedumuije and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri Friday said through this intervention, the organisation will reach about 250,000 target beneficiaries across the target LGAs and provide common pipeline support on behalf of the Northeast WASH sector to partners providing WASH support in the target LGAs of Damboa, Dikwa, Bama, Gwoza, Dikwa, Damboa, Magumeri, Ngala and Mongono.


The Country Director assured that the organisation remained committed to a better world with Communities where Children, Young People & Caregivers are Safe, Supported, Protected & Empowered, especially in conflict affected communities.


He added that the project is an Integrated project that has been carefully designed with full participation of the affected population and also informed by a thorough needs assessment of the WASH & Nutrition gaps in the targeted 9 LGAs of Borno State prioritized for this project where a better humanity is possible.


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