Nutrition in Emergency specialist – WFP Rapid Response Team

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BACKGROUND:
The World Food program (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency implementing programs to fight hunger and is part of the global community working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, which includes ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. Emergency preparedness and response is a core component of WFP’s work.
Hunger and malnutrition are widespread among crisis-affected populations, disproportionately impacting women and children. Forty-five percent of deaths in children under-five are associated with undernutrition, related to both acute and chronic undernutrition. Poor nutrition also has longer term consequences related to child growth and development – these latter consequences are largely irreversible. WFP’s emergency nutrition programming is an integral part of any humanitarian crisis response and globally.

In particular, WFP facilitates access to appropriate nutritious foods for children aged 6-59 months and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in order to prevent or treat malnutrition and thus makes a crucial contribution to saving lives and strengthening physical resilience to shocks in emergency-affected communities. Given the multiple causes of malnutrition, WFP also advocates for a comprehensive response to address the underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition to be achieved in partnership with other key sectors (i.e., optimal IYCF practices, good health services, proper hygiene and sanitation and household food security).

WFP works with governments, UN partners (mostly UNICEF and UNHCR) and other international and national organizations to ensure a well-coordinated nutrition response.

 

For more details ToR WFP Nutrition Rapid Response Team 022020

Nutrition in Emergency specialist – WFP Rapid Response Team
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