Within a short timeframe, a multi-sectoral project, involving nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions and cross-sectoral coordination, was successfully established in a drought-affected community and achieved impact.
As this project was funded by ECHO for the short term (emergency response funding), Concern Worldwide and WHH planned to mobilize more funding to maintain the response with a view to reducing undernutrition prevalence to below emergency thresholds. At the end of the project term, Concern Worldwide continued the nutrition specific (i.e. CMAM) component, pending development of a follow-up project (the nutrition sensitive component was not extended). This helped to stabilise the undernutrition situation in the area by avoiding a break in service. A one year follow up project has been designed and informed by lessons learned, which has since been approved for ECHO funding.