Nigeria: Nutrition in Emergency Sector Strategic Response Plan 2017-2018

Report
from UN Children's Fund, Nutrition Cluster
Published on 07 Feb 2018 View Original

1. Introduction

The nutrition sector emergency response plan for North Eastern Nigeria will be implemented by different organizations working in nutrition and covers activities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The sector response plan is a living document which will be regularly adjusted based on the evolving situation on the ground. The Nutrition in Emergencies sector will endeavour to review the document bi-annually and targets will be adjusted in line with the humanitarian response planning cycle in June 2017. This document builds upon and further details the nutrition sector strategy outlined in the humanitarian response plan 2017. This response plan aims at articulating the various needs and responses to the affected population in Host community, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in both formal and informal settings, and populations in the newly liberated areas.

The nutrition sector response plan covers the period of July 2017- June 2018 and encompasses the current nutrition partners’ response plans; specifically the joint WFP, UNICEF and partners’ scale-up plan, in line with the agreed minimum nutrition package. The nutrition sector response plan also details the collaboration between the nutrition sector and cross cutting sectors such as WASH, Health, Food Security, Education, and Protection. The document outlines the collective sector targets, actions to be taken by sector partners, and the roles and responsibilities of the coordination team to realize full scaleup to reach the 2017 targets. The proposed activities and approaches are in line with the overarching government-led response and intend to ensure linkages with early recovery approaches of the federal and state governments.