Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
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- Strengthening Somalia’s health systems to boost immunization, with support from GAVI
- 11 mothers from one village in Somalia die giving birth in one week
- Somalia Humanitarian Fund transforms children's lives
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia (S/2018/903)
- Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - September 2018 (issued on 18 October 2018)
For the second year running we include a special section that shares key outputs of Action Against Hunger's Research for Nutrition Conference held in November 2016. Elsewhere, experiences are shared including:
•scale up of integrated management of acute malnutrition in Afghanistan
•health systems strengthening in Somalia
•treating acute malnutrition in older people in Ethiopia
•UNHCR experiences of programme monitoring in unstable populations
Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has progressed from its early focus on the development of technical tools and materials and filling research gaps to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination and providing surge support to secure appropriate and high-quality nutrition programming in emergency contexts.
This issue of Nutrition Exchange is our sixth and we continue to profile the writing of those working at national and sub-national level. This issue contains 13 original articles from Bangladesh,
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger and Somalia and two with a regional and geographical perspective.
This case study is one of six case studies produced through a year-long collaboration in 2015 between ENN and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) to capture and disseminate knowledge aboutthe Nutrition Cluster experiences of responding to Level 2 and Level 3 emergencies. They each provide very rich insights into the achievements of the cluster approach and the challenges of working in complex environments. The findings and recommendations documented in this case study are those of the authors.
• Milling vouchers in South Sudan
• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys
• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya
• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia
• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles
• Sectoral integration with cash programming
• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali
• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia
Food, goats & cash for assets in Kenya
SMART anaemia analysis in Bolivia
Cross-sectoral approach to Konzo in DRC
Food security in Afghanistan
Early warning system in Somalia
Integrating IYCF support in Ethiopia
Mitigating soil salinity effects in Bangladesh
This report is a synthesis from lessons of government experiences of scale up of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). It is based on nine country case studies (Ethiopia, Pakistan, Niger, Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Mozambique), considerations around scale-up from India, and the proceedings of an international conference in Addis Ababa, 14-17 November, 2011 at which the case studies and India experiences were presented and discussed. The contributions of an additional 12 countries at the conference are also reflected in this report.
- Managing Konzo in DRC
- Cash for work in urban Guinea
- Income generation in Southern Sudan
- National NGOs treat SAM in Niger
- IYCF across sectors in Haiti
- Pastoral malnutrition trends in Somalia
From the Editor
A key thematic focus of this issue of Field Exchange is Humanitarian Reform. There have been many reviews and evaluations concerning the level of progress made since the reform process was officially launched some five years ago. The detailed and systematic 'state of the system' review by ALNAP (see research section) found that the 'formal' international humanitarian system (United Nations (UN), international non-governmental organisations and Red Cross) has grown significantly in financial and human resource terms in recent years.
From the Editor
While there are at least four distinct thematic areas addressed by articles in Field Exchange 37, there is arguably one cross-cutting issue - namely the tendency towards fragmentation and lack of coordination within the emergency nutrition sector. We will return to this later. This issue of Field Exchange carries a number of research summaries related to the role of data and indicators in emergencies.
From the editor
In this issue of Field Exchange, there are two themes which previous editorials have not addressed - sustainability of interventions and how markets can create, as well as be used to respond, to emergencies. We also revisit one 'old chestnut' - namely the rich vein of innovation that runs through our sector.
Use of the word 'sustainability' in an emergency context always needs qualification and nuancing. Are we talking about sustainability of capacity, resources, demand for services, a product or institutional sustainability?
- SQUEAC: Low resource method to evaluate access and coverage of programmes
- Methodology for a Nutritional Survey among the nomadic population of northern Mali
- Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance in Malawi
- Piloting LQAS in Somaliland
- Blanket BP5 distribution to under fives in North Darfur
- Animal husbandry and agriculture efforts toward programme sustainability
- Somali KAP Study on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Health Seeking Practices
- Fortified maize meal improves vitamin A and iron status in …
From the Editor
This issue of Field Exchange features four field articles about community based therapeutic care of the severely malnourished, a type of programming that is increasingly being rolled out by humanitarian agencies.
The article by Josephine Querubin from ACF-USA is about a home based treatment (HT) programme in Upper Nile and Bahr el Ghazal in southern Sudan, introduced following drought and a large returnee influx. HT was adopted as previous experiences of using the centre based therapeutic feeding model had been poor with high defaulter rates and low coverage.
From the Editor
Summary of published report1
Researchers from the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently undertook a study looking at needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector. The methodology involved analysis of primary and secondary literature, complemented by over 200 interviews with key informants in agencies and donor bodies, at both field and headquarters levels.