Today's recovery, tomorrow's security

Today's recovery, tomorrow's security

The Humanitarian, Early Recovery, and Development program

This program helps people experiencing long-term hunger who have been disproportionately impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in several African countries. Each project involves an emergency food response phase and an early recovery and development phase to provide a strong foundation for building resilience and move out of poverty in the longer-term.

This program is undertaken with funding from the Government of Canada.

In partnership with Canada

Program phases

During the emergency response phase, households are provided with emergency food, cash, or food vouchers they can redeem at local markets.

To support early recovery, some participants are also offered inputs to re-start agricultural activities, training to improve agricultural production and start new livelihood activities, and support establishing savings and loans groups.

Some projects are also paying people to work on projects that will benefit the community, such as improving soil and water conservation.

Number of people served
through the program.
Countries involved
Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe.
Funded by
0 million dollars
from the Government of Canada.