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This paper presents a report on some socio-cultural assessment carried out in Damaturu and Fune Local Government Areas of Yobe State, northern Nigeria. The general objective was to collect and compile information about communities covered by the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme for the development of a comprehensive community mobilization strategy. Main stakeholders in the community were identified in addition to community organization and groups, formal and informal channels of communication, health attitude and health-seeking behaviours. Other features identified include social organization and social solidarity mechanisms. Key features of the community that could directly or indirectly affect the planning and implementation were also considered.