The nutrition sector partners are grateful to the donors for their support in 2023, this has enabled the sector to achieve its targets on some of its key indicators, following the exponential growth in partnership from 33 partners at the beginning of the year to 44 by the end of 2022. The nutrition situation in 2022 has significantly deteriorated with high rates of acute malnutrition among children and women and nutrition crisis in at least 16 LGAs. This increased in deterioration was fueled by spikes in food prices and shortages, outbreaks of communicable disease, armed conflict, inaccessibility, displacements economic crisis and low coverage of preventive services. The sector was part of intersectoral lean/rainy season acceleration plan involving food security, Health, WASH, Protection and logistic sectors. The plan has an estimated budget of USD 351 Million (68 million for nutrition budget).This was prepared to fast track funding for the HRP and support rapid scale up of multi sectoral lifesaving, preventive and resilience activities during the lean/rainy season. Several donor advocacy meetings were conducted involving pipeline managers (UNICEF, WFP, AAH), technical working groups were re-activated (IMAM, AIMTWG and IYCF-E) together with the Strategic advisory group (SAG) and stabilization care center capacity mapping was conducted with weekly data collection to monitor the trend in admissions and strengthen referrals.
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