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21 Mar 2018 description
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Full Report - English version
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Key Messages - English version
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Key Messages - Arabic version

Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

16 Mar 2017 description

By 2008, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Today the world’s urban population stands at about 3.9 billion, but it is expected to surpass six billion within 30 years. Close to 90 percent of the increase will be concentrated in developing countries in Asia and Africa, particularly India, China and Nigeria .
Estimates vary but it is likely that more than one billion people live in urban slums, the fastest growing human habitat.

07 Mar 2017 description
infographic Food Security Cluster

2016 marks the end of the Strategic Plan 2015-2017 and we would like to take this occasion to thank our cluster coordinators, information management officers, partners, associates and donors for their commitment to the global Food Security Cluster´s work over the past two years. The infographic provides a snapshot of the global Food Security Cluster`s achievements during the implementation process of the gFSC Strategic Plan 2015-2016.

07 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The Strategic Plan is a collective product of global partners that will be implemented by the Global Support Team with guidance from the Strategic Advisory Group

The global Food Security Cluster’s Strategic Plan 2017–2019 represents the collective direction that global partners want food security coordination to take after the World Humanitarian Summit and the identified means to reach more effective and efficient humanitarian response.

07 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

The annual report is a global Food Security Cluster accountability product that must be read in conjunction with the evolving global humanitarian environment.

In 2014, the Joint FAO/WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Programme Committee and the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, recommendations of which formed the backbone of the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC)
Strategic Plan 2015–2016.

08 Feb 2017 description

Emergency Livelihoods Assistance:-

  • Distribution of Agricultural inputs - staple crop seeds (e.g. wheat, sorghum, maize), vegetable seeds, fertilizers (organic and mineral), farming hand tools etc.

  • Emergency livestock feeding

  • Livestock disease control and cold chain equipment - mass livestock vaccinations, provision of vaccination kits, anti-parasites treatment, concentrates/feeds, ice boxes etc.).

  • Distribution of Poultry inputs (chicks, poultry feed/concentrates etc.)

08 Feb 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 08 Feb 2017.

The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

06 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

12 May 2016 description

I. Background

The Cluster Approach was adopted by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) as a strategy to address gaps in humanitarian response identified in the 2005 Humanitarian Response Review. The cluster system and other components of the humanitarian reform process improved the architecture and effectiveness of humanitarian response through greater predictability, accountability, responsibility and partnership in international responses to humanitarian emergencies.

20 Apr 2016 description

In 2014, the Adapting to an Urban World project was developed in order to modify assessment methods and tools for urban contexts. The project is co-led by the global Food Security Cluster and the World Food Programme, supported by a Steering Committee made up of cluster partners.

By 2016, with a completed desk review and 5 country case studies, the project has compiled a variety of lessons and recommendations.

12 Apr 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

ADVOCACY: A TOOL TO SUPPORT THE NUTRITION CLUSTER TO DELIVER ITS MISSION

The Nutrition Cluster was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process. It is a partnership that aims to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) response at country level that is predictable, timely, effective, and at scale.

16 Mar 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

09 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

Food Security Clusters coordinate the food security response in humanitarian emergencies by addressing the issues of food availability, access and utilization.