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

gFSC Cluster Coordinator Training

Categories: News / 2 CommentsPosted on: June 1, 2015

FSC Global Food Security Cluster is seeking expressions of interest to attend the next Cluster Coordinator Training that will be held in Rome, Italy from 6-10 July 2015. Background In order to ensure that food security (FS) cluster coordinators have a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of country food security clusters and coordinators in …

Rapid Response Team update

Categories: News / RRT News / 2 CommentsPosted on: May 28, 2015

RRT The GNC’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) is a partnership between the GNC-CT and five GNC partners: ACF-International, IMC, UNICEF, SC-UK and WVI with funding from ECHO and DFID. Current update on RRT members deployments is below: Paul Wasike (NCC RRT SC-UK) was deployed to Sudan Nutrition Cluster from 3 December 2014 to 4 February 2015 …

Joint GNC/gFSC Checklist for Nutrition and Food Security Cluster Response

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 28, 2015

Capture Global Food Security and Global Nutrition Clusters have developed a guidance checklist for good coordination and programming between food security and nutrition clusters. The purpose of this checklist is to provide some tips on how to promote better joint food security and nutrition programming at country level. The guiding questions below will assist Coordinators during the …

Cash and Protection webpage launched

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 26, 2015

cash CaLP has launched a thematic page dedicated to Cash and Protection. Here you will find field studies and guidance materials on cash-based interventions and protection with regards to key areas such as child protection, gender, SGBV (sexual and other forms of gender-based violence), and household and community relations, as well as tools and studies on …

Development of advocacy strategy

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 26, 2015

GNC Logo Final_earth Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) is working on the development of the first Nutrition Cluster Advocacy Strategy following the inclusion of advocacy as Strategic Pillar for Nutrition Cluster in the GNC Strategic Plan 2014-2016. With the support of ACF GNC-CT have initiated a participatory process for the development of the advocacy strategy to ensure it is reflects …

Field Exchange 51 – Call for content

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

Dear Nutrition Cluster Coordinators and Cluster Partners, Field Exchange is an established tri-annual technical publication produced by the UK based charity, ENN. It is written by and for programmers working in nutrition-related programming in emergencies and high burden contexts worldwide, and by those working in related fields, such as policy development and research. Previous editions …

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Cluster Coordination Guidance for Country Offices Final Report

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 12, 2015

CC guidance The Cluster Coordination Guidance for Country Offices  stems from one of the outstanding recommendations of the Cluster Lead Agency Role in Humanitarian Action (CLARE) and is composed of a summary that highlights broad issues and a reference guide that provides more specific details. This document has been developed to assist UNICEF country offices to better …

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Nepal Nutriiton Cluster joint statement on IYCF

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 4, 2015

IYCF Following the earthquake in Nepal, Nutrition Cluster was activated together with other clusters. Nutrition Sub-Cluster produced joint statement on Infant and Young child feeding  and Cluster position on the Breast Milk Substitutes in emergencies (in English and Nepali).

Report of the GNC working meeting, 17-18 March

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

REport GNC The 2015 GNC Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting was held in Geneva on 17-18 March 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The final report of the meeting is now available online. The former SAG members and those new SAG members who were be elected before the GNC Working Meeting stayed for one additional day on Thursday, 19 March 2015 for …

SMART: Emergency Survey Support (ESS) Report by SMART Team at ACF-CA

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 19, 2015

logo The SMART team at ACF-CA has responded to inter-agency survey needs by providing technical and human resources to support in-country organizations who wish to undertake a SMART nutritional assessment in areas of high priority including humanitarian crises or high-risk nutrition situations with an absence of reliable data. A unique Terms of Reference is developed for …

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