News

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 gnc@unicef.org

South Sudan IPC Analysis: Famine declared in parts of Unity State

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 21, 2017

  Results of the recent South Sudan IPC Analysis have just been released, with famine declared in parts of Unity State (Leer and Mayendit counties). See below for more details. The GNC has reached out to the cluster coordination team in Juba to see what immediate and mid-term support might be required. A global level GNC call …

SMART survey consultant, UNICEF Madagascar

Categories: News / Vacancies / No CommentsPosted on: February 20, 2017

  UNICEF Madagascar is looking for an individual consultant to conduct SMART surveys from 23/03 to 22/05/2017. For more details see https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503023  

World Must Act Now To Save Lives in Somalia, U.N. Agencies Warn

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 20, 2017

  MOGADISHU – As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe. The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread …

Upcoming Nutrition Training in Bamako (Bioforce)

Categories: Events / News / Training Events / 3 CommentsPosted on: February 17, 2017

  Bioforce will be holding a nutrition training in Bamako. Please see details attached (in French) 

Somalia Drought Briefing and Pre-Famine Response Scale up plan

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 14, 2017

  The Somalia Nutrition Cluster has just released the following briefing: Somali-SE-v6.-LRpdf

New publications from ACF

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 2, 2017

  We would like to share with you two recent publications from ACF: ð  A briefing note on ACF Health approach: The fundamentals of the health and nutrition alignment where concretely explains ACF’s vision on aligning nutrition and health.  ACF promotes a comprehensive approach to women’s and children’s health to maximizes the impact in the …

Let’s get RUTF on the Essential Medicines List!

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 1, 2017

  ACF has conducted a study to assess whether Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) should be added to the WHO essential medicines list (EML): / While severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is included in the international list of diseases, RUTF has thus far had a hybrid status and has been handled in parallel to health systems …

WASH and Nutrition Guidebook (ACF 2017)

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: January 26, 2017

  We are pleased to share with you ACF’s recently published WASH and Nutrition Guidebook, developed in partnership with ECHO and UNICEF  The guidebook primarily addresses field practitioners, particularly WASH and nutrition programme managers working in humanitarian and development contexts, and responds to the need for more practical guidance on WASH and nutrition integration at …

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Nutrition & Health Coordinator, Sierra Leone

Categories: News / Vacancies / No CommentsPosted on: January 23, 2017

  ACF presently has a vacancy for a Nutrition and Health Coordinator based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More details attached:

Just published: UNICEF/GNC review on Supporting Humanitarian Cluster/Sector Coordination Transition

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: January 20, 2017

  We are pleased to share the report of the joint UNICEF Programme Division/Nutrition – Global Nutrition Cluster review on Supporting Humanitarian Cluster/Sector Coordination Transition: The purpose of this review was to inform UNICEF Headquarters (HQ), Regional Office (RO), Country Offices (CO), and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and Cluster partners on how the transition …

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