This page provides information and updates on GNC and related activities as well as up to date information and links to country level humanitarian response. If you wish to submit something to include on this webpage, please send a description of the ‘news’ to

WHO e-Pocketbook for hospital care for children – free application

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: December 15, 2015

who pocket WHO have now released the android version of the Pocket book for hospital care for children. You can now download from either the Apple or Google Play Store for free. “WHO e-Pocketbook for hospital care for children” This free application is available at the following links:- 1)Android phones: 2)iTunes, iPhone and iPads:  


Cluster approach training and the CCPM validation workshop in Sudan

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: December 8, 2015

IMG_1168 The GNC-CT and its partner RedR-UK are facilitating a nutrition cluster partner training in cluster approach that is attended by about 40 participants and subsequent Nutrition Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring (CCPM) Validation workshop in Sudan, with a wide representation of all Nutrition Cluster partners. The training and the CCPM workshop are organized in collaboration with the Sudan Federal Ministry of …

Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI): Literature Review

Categories: News / 1 CommentPosted on: December 8, 2015

353836-Refani-literature-review-final-03092015 The REFANI literature review (published in May 2015) identifies existing evidence on the use of Cash Transfer Programmes (CTPs) and the impact of CTPs on acute malnutrition in humanitarian contexts. The review is structured as follows: Section A discusses the global burden of acute malnutrition; Section B highlights traditional food-based interventions; Section C explores cash-based …

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OCHA policy update

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: December 8, 2015

OCHA1 On 1 December, UNOCHA released two new products: its major thematic report Leaving no one behind: humanitarian effectiveness in the age of the Sustainable Development Goals and its annual publication World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015. Together, these reports provide a powerful overview of the world as it is today, and what we can do …


HelpAge webinar on Rapid Assessment method in older people, December 15

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 30, 2015

HelpAge – HUT webinar – RAM-OP Join us for a webinar on Dec 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM GMT. Register now! Dear all, You are invited to join the December Humanitarian webinar, focusing on the use of the Rapid Assessment Method for Older People (RAM-OP) tool. HelpAge Heath and Nutrition Advisor Pascale will lead …

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Launch of the Rapid Assessment Method for Older People

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 25, 2015

Today, HelpAge International is happy to officially launch the Rapid Assessment Method for Older People (RAM-OP), a quick, simple and low-cost tool to assess the needs and vulnerabilities of older people in humanitarian situations. The rapid assessment method for older people (RAM-OP) is a house-to-house survey that can be used to assess the nutrition status …

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GNC 2015 Annual report is now published

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 18, 2015

Annual report 2015 GNC has published its second annual report covering period from September 2014 to October 2015. This report provides an update on the key achievements, challenges and some recommendation on areas that requires improvement. Where possible, the report also provides evidence on GNC’s contribution to increasing effectiveness in humanitarian emergencies, with specific reference to enhanced country …

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Final report of the GNC Annual meeting is now available online

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 17, 2015

GNC Logo Final_earth The 2015 GNC Annual meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 15 of October 2015. The objectives of the 2015 GNC Annual meeting were: To review the work of the GNC in the past five years and identify challenges and bottleneck as well as endorse and launch key GNC documents To provide a …

Call for articles for the Nutrition Exchange on behalf of ENN

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 9, 2015

ENN ENN is currently developing content for the next issue of Nutrition Exchange ( and welcomes the submission of draft articles, or even thoughts on a potential article. Articles in Nutrition Exchange are short, easy-to-read and largely non-technical. Articles aim to share experiences and learning on nutrition (sensitive and specific!) policy and programmes. ENN has editorial …

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Establishment of the Technical Rapid Response Team for the GNC partners

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 6, 2015

RRT Dear GNC partners and nutrition cluster teams: We are pleased to share the news from the consortium of GNC partners (International Medical Corps, Action Against Hunger USA and Save the Children UK) led by International Medical Corps on the establishment of the Technical Rapid Response Team: During humanitarian crises, the response capacity of governments, UN …

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