Cross-cutting issues

This is a brief list of documents addressing cross-cutting issues. For more information and resources please see the following websites:

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January 15, 2018
UNICEF recently launched a gender-based violence in emergency (GBViE) helpdesk which provide UNICEF and partners technical support on GBViE issues including prevention. This is the first evidence digest of GBViE from the helpdesk. There are interesting studies on cash and GBV, adolescent girls’ programming and also a 3pager guidance on how to include gender into …
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November 28, 2017
UNICEF’s Toolkit for action aims to provide UNICEF Country Offices, and to some extent counterparts and partners, with one source of information on recommended nutrition actions for preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies. This Toolkit for Action is not a guide for Nutrition in Emergencies programming. It is a tool with practical actions to take …
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August 2, 2017
Somali Region, Ethiopia Key messages: • Acute watery diarrhea (AWD) results in extensive loss of fluid and electrolytes. • AWD can kill rapidly, so need to act quickly to refer any suspected case, as children with SAM are even more vulnerable. • Children with severe acute malnutrition must be treated differently because their physiology is …
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December 17, 2015
The rapid assessment method for older people has been officially launched on November 25, 2015. It is a cost-effective and robust method to assess the specific needs and vulnerabilities of older people, in humanitarian contexts as well as in development situations. It has been developed these last 2 years by HelpAge International, Brixton Health and …
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October 9, 2015
    The Minimum Standards consist of eight Key Inclusion Standards and accompanying Sector-specific Standards. The Key Inclusion Standards are derived from the first eight of the Nine Commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). Gender-sensitivity and protection are incorporated as cross-cutting themes across all the Standards, with protection also included …
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November 5, 2014
This report presents key findings from an evaluation of Save the Children’s pilot project to give cash transfers to 1,500 of the poorest households in Tessaoua district, Maradi region, Niger. Its findings will be of interest to NGOs, governments and donors involved in planning and implementing food security and safety net programs. Every year, at least 200,000 children under five are treated …
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October 22, 2014
This paper has been prepared by FAO for submission to and discussion within the UN SCN with a view to developing consensual briefs for non-specialists on cross-cutting issues impacting food and nutrition security. The paper builds on information presented in the existing literature, discussions in global fora as well as perspectives obtained through interviews and …
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July 9, 2014
UNSCN is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the …
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Briefing Kit