There are 740 children living at the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, Durumi, Abuja, Nigeria. No hunger Food Bank exists to ensure that no one in the IDP Camp will go hungry
All children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances, have the right to quality education. One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. Even though primary education is officially free and compulsory, about 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school. Only 61 percent of 6-11 year-olds regularly attend primary school and only 35.6 percent of children aged 36-59 months receive early childhood education. In Nigeria, about 10.5 million children are not in school.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, child hunger in Nigeria is declining by about 3 percent per year. But the rate of severe acute malnutrition, the technical term for starvation, remains unchanged. … children’s agency says 2½ million Nigerian children are starving and only about 20 percent of them get help. An estimated 2 million children in Nigeria suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), but only two out of every 10 children affected are currently reached with treatment. Seven percent of women of childbearing age also suffer from acute malnutrition. Nigeria is one of many food-deficient countries in Africa, and its alarming hunger statistics are tied with high levels of conflict that have plagued the region surrounding Nigeria for years. A food crisis such as Nigeria’s causes distressing levels of stunting in children and is correlated with high rates of poverty.
No hunger Food Bank’s research and innovation work focuses on the prevention, treatment, and drivers of undernutrition. Our approach to research marries science with pragmatism – providing us with the nuts and bolts required to create tangible change, even in the most difficult contexts. Our initiatives, which are intentionally and explicitly fit-for-purpose, are designed to achieve the standard of evidence necessary for action on critical issues, while abiding by fundamentally strict ‘do no harm’ principles. To accomplish this goal, we: Advance the evidence base to link research with concrete operational impact; Provide empirically based, data-driven analysis and recommendations; Prioritize partnerships that are profoundly collaborative in nature; and, Identify clear, culturally appropriate, and sustainable pathways to scale successful solutions. No hunger Food Bank’s dedicated research and innovation team designs and develops these activities across the organization. Our experts lead a variety of activities, including operational research, impact evaluations, proof of concept pilots, and cost studies, to support the integration of evidence within our practices, policies, and programs. If you are interested in working with us to realize our research & innovation goals, please contact our research team.