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A humanitarian intervention focused on providing integrated food, nutrition sanitation and protection services in Nigeria’s north-east region will empower over 300,000 mothers and caregivers.

The intervention is aimed at enhancing dietary practices, home-based malnutrition screening skills, provision of high impact lifesaving nutrition interventions.

In a statement issued by UNICEF in Abuja on Wednesday, said these interventions are aimed at improving the survival of children affected by conflict.

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Government, the Multisectoral Integrated Nutrition Action (MINA) project is being implemented by UNICEF and other partners in 24 Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe states till March 2025.

.A Data from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH NORM 2021) shows that four per cent of the population in Borno and two per cent in Yobe have access to safely managed drinking water.

Up to 1.1 million people across the region still practice open defecation, a risk factor for malnutrition and stunting in children.

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