Canadian Foodgrains Bank Food Assistance Fund

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank, with the support of the Government Canada, manages a draw-down fund to provide food assistance to people experiencing humanitarian crises around the world. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 church and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger.

Allocations made by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

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DateCountryAllocations made by the CFB
2020-11Madagascar

Drought Response in Amboasary-Atsimo District - Anosy Region

November 2020 - Madagascar

World Renew was allocated $599,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 9,000 people for five months in response to drought and the impact of COVID-19. The project will focus on providing in-kind food commodities and unconditional cash transfers to food insecure households for five months.

2020-09Cambodia

Food Assistance for Venezuelan Migrants in La Guajira and Arauca

September 2020 – Colombia

World Renew has allocated $1,033,725 to provide emergency food assistance to approximately 7,200 people for five months in response to the ongoing acute food insecurity in Colombia. The project will focus on providing monthly food e-vouchers to vulnerable Venezuelan migrants, refugees and host communities in La Guajira and Arauca.

2020-08Yemen

Food Assistance in Taiz Governorate

August 2020 – Yemen

Emergency Relief & Development Overseas (ERDO) was allocated $684,275 to provide food assistance to 1,000 households (approximately 6,400 people) for six months to address the crisis-level food insecurity in the targeted district. The project will focus on providing predictable food assistance transfers to the most vulnerable households to prevent further deterioration of health and nutrition.

2020-08Democratic Republic of Congo

Food Assistance for Displaced People in Shasha, Mubimbi and Poste

August 2020 – Democratic Republic of Congo

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) was allocated $165,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 5,484 conflict-affected people for three months in response to the ongoing food insecurity in South Kivu caused by displacement, COVID-19, and the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak. The project will focus on providing food assistance through two unconditional in-kind transfers.

2020-07Somalia

Prevention and treatment of malnutrition in Gedo Region

July 2020 – Somalia

Development & Peace–Caritas Canada was allocated $550,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 7,500 people for eight months in response to increased food insecurity due to displacement, drought, and the impact of COVID-19 on local markets. The project will focus on providing ready-to-use supplementary food rations to mothers and children facing acute malnutrition.

2020-07South Sudan

Gomjuer Food Assistance Project

July 2020 – South Sudan

The Canadian Baptist Ministries was allocated $555,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 4,600 people for six months in response to increased food insecurity due to displacement, flooding, and the impact of COVID-19 on local markets. The project will focus on providing in-kind food rations to vulnerable households.

2020-07South Sudan

Food Assistance in Duk County, Jonglei State

July 2020 – South Sudan

Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $300,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 6,350 people for one month in response to increased food insecurity due to protracted conflict, recurrent flooding, and the impact of COVID-19 on local markets. The project will focus on providing cash vouchers to vulnerable households to allow them to purchase needed food supplies prior to autumn harvests.

2020-06Zimbabwe

Targeted Supplementary Food Assistance for Vulnerable Children and Youth

June 2020 – Zimbabwe

Emergency Relief & Development Overseas was allocated $356,100 to provide food assistance to approximately 12,400 at-risk children and youth for nine months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing targeted supplementary food rations to combat acute malnutrition.

2020-06Democratic Republic of Congo

Food Assistance in Fizi Territory

June 2020 – Democratic Republic of Congo

Mennonite Central Committee was allocated $400,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 2,854 people for five months in response to ongoing conflict and displacement across Fizi Terrirory. The project will focus on providing food assistance through monthly unconditional in-kid food transfers to cover food gaps that has resulted from a poor harvest due to flooding.

2020-06Haiti

Life-saving targeted malnutrition treatment program for children in the St. Marc and Hinche communes of Haiti

June 2020 – Haiti

Partners in Health Canada and Zanmi Lasante Haiti was allocated $352,175 to provide curative treatment to approximately 7,490 malnourished children for 10 months in response to the food security crisis brought on by drought and disruptions to food supplies. The project will focus on reducing moderate as well as severe acute malnutrition.

2020-06Burundi

Food Assistance in Ruyigi and Cankuzo Provinces

June 2020 – Burundi

Lutheran World Federation Burundi was allocated $504,914 to provide food assistance to approximately 3,000 people for eight months in response to the repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania. The project will focus on providing food assistance through four bimonthly distributions of food vouchers to severely food insecure people affected by displacement as well as a one-time livelihood voucher to purchase inputs such as seeds and tools for re-establishing livelihoods per households.

2020-05Nigeria

Food Assistance in Gongulong, Borno State

May 2020 – Nigeria

World Renew was allocated $981,949 to provide food assistance to approximately 9,200 people for six months in response to acute food insecurity amongst conflict-displaced populations and host communities. The project will focus on providing unconditional cash transfers to vulnerable food insecure households to help them meet basic needs.

2020-05Ethiopia

Nutrition support for Drought-affected Pastoralists in Bidu, Afar Region

May 2020 – Ethiopia

The Mennonite Central Committee was allocated $115,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 2,000 people for two months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing supplementary food rations to pregnant and lactating women in order to increase food security and decrease malnutrition.

2020-04Somalia

Nutrition Assistance in the Gedo region of Somalia

April 2020 – Somalia

Development & Peace–Caritas Canada was allocated $337,886 to provide food assistance to approximately 6,400 people for six months in response to drought- and displacement-driven food insecurity and acute malnutrition. The project will focus on providing therapeutic ‘ready-to-use supplementary food’ rations to acutely malnourished mothers and children.

2020-04Lebanon

Food Vouchers for Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

April 2020 – Lebanon

Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $1,835,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 715 households for 12 months in response to humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees and other vulnerable groups in Lebanon. The project will focus on providing food vouchers to crisis-affected households in Beirut and southern Lebanon.

2020-04Lebanon

Food Vouchers for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

April 2020 – Lebanon

World Renew was allocated $1,200,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 750 families for 12 months in response to humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees and other vulnerable groups in Lebanon. The project will focus on providing food vouchers to crisis-affected households in Lebanon.

2020-04Lebanon

Food Baskets for Syrian Refugees in Zahle, Lebanon

April 2020 – Lebanon

Canadian Baptist Ministries was allocated $770,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 776 households for 12 months in response to humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees and other vulnerable groups in Lebanon. The project will focus on providing food baskets to crisis-affected families in Zahle.

2019-12Laos

Nutrition Assistance in Phoukoud District

December 2019 – Laos

ADRA Canada (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) was allocated $233,080 to provide nutrition assistance to approximately 12,000 people for one year in response to elevated levels of acute malnutrition in rural Laos. The project will focus on providing ongoing monitoring and referral of cases of severe malnutrition and the training of beneficiaries to improve their knowledge of nutritious food consumption.

2019-12South Sudan

Fourth Phase of Food Assistance in Aweil East

December 2019 – South Sudan

Tearfund Canada was allocated $700,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,200 households (approximately 8,400 individuals) for 3 months in response to acute food insecurity due to the ongoing political crisis and extensive flooding. The project will focus on providing food assistance through the provision of food vouchers and through the provision of vegetable seeds and farming tools.

2019-11South Sudan

Binga Drought Response

November 2019 – Zimbabwe

The Mennonite Central Committee was allocated $510,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 10,500 people for five months in response to ongoing food insecurity related to the impact of ongoing drought. The project will focus on providing in-kind food rations to affected households in order to increase food security.

2019-11Malawi

Cyclone Idai Response in Nsanje District

November 2019 – Malawi

The Nazarene Compassionate Ministries was allocated $176,138 to provide food assistance to approximately 3,000 people for five months in response to ongoing food insecurity related to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Idai. The project will focus on providing unconditional cash transfers to affected households in order to increase food security.

2019-11Malawi

Cyclone Idai Flood Response

November 2019 – Malawi

Presbyterian World Service & Development was allocated $353,750 to provide food assistance to approximately 8,000 people for four months in response to ongoing food insecurity related to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Idai. The project will focus on providing unconditional cash transfers for four months, in order to increase food security.

2019-09Zambia

Drought response in Mwandi District

September 2019 – Zambia

World Renew was allocated $1,488,735 to provide food assistance to approximately 4,000 households for six months in response to worsening drought conditions and food insecurity. The project will focus on providing emergency in-kind food assistance.

2019-08Zambia

Food Assistance in Marib Governorate

August 2019 – Yemen

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada was allocated $1,150,005 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,100 households for 6 months in response to ongoing conflict-related food insecurity. The project will focus on providing commodity vouchers to the most vulnerable households in Harib Alqaramish district, Marib Governorate.

2019-07Bangladesh

Rohingya Refugee Response

July 2019 – Bangladesh

World Renew was allocated $899,438 to provide food vouchers to 62,278 Rohingya refugees in the camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for five months (February to June 2019). The provision of food vouchers for items such as vegetables, salt, milk, eggs, dried fish and spices will complement the food staples rations provided by the World Food Programme and help Rohingya refugee households access a more diverse and nutritious diet while increasing their freedom of choice and sense of dignity.”

2019-07South Sudan

Food Assistance in Duk and Uror counties, Jonglei

July 2019 – South Sudan

Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $500,000 to provide food vouchers to 26,449 crisis-affected people for July in response to ongoing conflict-related food insecurity, which is linked to widespread population displacement and disruption to food production and livelihoods. The project will focus on the most vulnerable households, including vulnerable female-headed and child-headed households, and help address the food gap during the lean period in Duk and Uror counties, Jonglei.

2019-06South Sudan

Food Assistance in Melut Payam, Northern Upper Nile

June 2019 – South Sudan

Canadian Baptist Ministries was allocated $460,000 to provide food assistance to 4,860 crisis-affected people for six months in response to ongoing conflict-related food insecurity, which is linked to widespread population displacement and disruption to food production and livelihoods. The project will focus on the most vulnerable households returning to the area after years as refugees or internally displaced people in Melut Payam, Northern Upper Nile.

2019-06Yemen

Emergency Food Assistance in the Taiz Governorate

June 2019 – Yemen

The Christian and Missionary Alliance was allocated $417,514 to provide food assistance to approximately 3,794 people for six months in the Taiz Governorate in Yemen. This project will focus on the provision of in-kind food assistance to people displaced as a result of the conflict and insecurity in Yemen.

2019-06Malawi

Cyclone Idai Response in Nsanje District

June 2019 – Malawi

The Nazarene Compassionate Ministries was allocated $240,938 to provide food assistance to approximately 5,000 people for four months in response to food insecurity arising from flooding and crop damage resulting from Cyclone Idai. The project will focus on providing in-kind food assistance and agricultural inputs to 1,000 vulnerable households.

2019-06Zimbabwe

Binga Drought Response Extension

June 2019 – Zimbabwe

The Mennonite Central Committee was allocated $792,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 2,700 households for four months in response to ongoing drought. The project will focus on providing in-kind food rations to households facing acute food insecurity. This funding increase to the Binga Drought Response Project will bring the total value of this critical food assistance to $1,262,000 since December 2018.

2019-05South Sudan

Food Assistance in Aweil East, Northern Bar el Ghazal

May 2019 – South Sudan

Tearfund Canada was allocated $774,728 to provide food vouchers to 8,400 crisis-affected people for four months in response to ongoing conflict-related food insecurity, which is linked to widespread population displacement and disruption to food production and livelihoods. The project will focus on the most vulnerable households, including vulnerable female-headed and child-headed households, and help address the food gap during the lean period in Aweil East, Northern Bar el Ghazal.

2019-04Nigeria

Food Assistance in Gongulong, Borno State

April 2019 – Nigeria

World Renew was allocated $1,170,529 to provide food assistance to approximately 7,200 people for 9 months in response to food insecurity caused by the intensification of the ongoing conflict in North-East Nigeria. The project will focus on providing emergency cash transfers and diet diversification awareness raising to support nutritious consumption patterns and increase food security.

2019-04Malawi

Cyclone Idai Response in Chikwawa District

April 2019 – Malawi

World Renew was allocated $657,026 to provide food assistance to approximately 11,400 people for five months in response to flooding-induced displacement. The project will focus on providing in-kind food rations to displaced and food-insecure households.

2019-04Yemen

Emergency Food Assistance to Conflict-Related Households in Taiz Governorate

April 2019 – Yemen

Emergency Relief & Development Overseas was allocated $500,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 5,120 people for five months in response to ongoing conflict-related food insecurity. The project will focus on providing in-kind food transfers to the most vulnerable households in Taiz Governorate.

2019-02South Sudan

Food Assistance in Duk and Uror counties, Jonglei

February 2019 – South Sudan

Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $347,748 to provide food assistance to 19,044 crisis-affected people for three months in response to ongoing conflict-related food insecurity, which is linked to widespread population displacement and disruption to food production and livelihoods. The project will focus on the most vulnerable households, including vulnerable female-headed and child-headed households, whose needs are not being met by any other ongoing interventions in Duk and Uror counties, Jonglei State.

2019-02Ethiopia

Food Assistance for Conflict Affected Internally Displaced Persons in Babile Woreda, East Hararghe Zone, Oromia

February 2019 – Ethiopia

Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $466,200 to provide food assistance to approximately 12,600 people for three months in response to conflict-induced displacement along the border of Ethiopia’s Somalia and Oromia regions. The project will focus on providing general emergency food rations to affected households and additional targeted supplementary food commodities for pregnant and lactating women and vulnerable children.

2019-02Pakistan

Emergency Food Assistance to Drought-Affected Households in Umerkot

February 2019 – Pakistan

Presbyterian World Service and Development was allocated $837,163 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,600 households (8,960 beneficiaries) for 6 months in response to a severe drought affecting southern Pakistan. The project will focus on providing food commodity vouchers and agricultural input to drought-affected communities in Umerkot district, Sindh province.

2019-01Bangladesh

Rohingya Refugee Response

January 2019 – Bangladesh

World Renew was allocated $899,438 to provide food vouchers to 62,278 Rohingya refugees in the camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for five months (February to June 2019). The provision of food vouchers for items such as vegetables, salt, milk, eggs, dried fish and spices will complement the food staples rations provided by the World Food Programme and help Rohingya refugee households access a more diverse and nutritious diet while increasing their freedom of choice and sense of dignity.”

2019-01Central African Republic

Emergency Food Assistance in Paoua sub-prefecture

January 2019 – Central African Republic

Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $443,657 to provide food assistance to approximately 6,180 vulnerable internally displaced persons for 4 months in response to high levels of malnutrition and food insecurity stemming from displacement and loss of livelihoods in Paoua sub-prefecture. The project will provide food vouchers in order to increase food security.

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