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The Food Security Cluster is about enhancing cooperation and partnerships. The FSC works directly with its partners and stakeholders that include international NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, other cluster lead agencies, UN organizations, Governments and Donors. Read More

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Thu, 2014-09-04 16:40

Call for applications has now been issued for external candidates for the two key Food Security Cluster positions:

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Fri, 2014-08-29 11:17

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Working Group has recently approved the revised guidance for the main steps of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in 2015: the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

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Thu, 2014-07-24 15:51

The Food Security Cluster in Iraq is working closely with the established national and refugee coordination mechanisms to ensure coherent, coordinated and integrated humanitarian responses driven by the food security needs of affected populations, assessed in consultation with them in response to the recent escalation.

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Wed, 2014-07-30 10:47

The Food Security Sector in the occupied Palestinian territory, created in December 2012, brings together UN and non-UN humanitarian organizations on an equal footing. The Sector is coordinating the food security activities in response to the recent escalation in Gaza.

Find the latest updates from the oPt Food Security Sector here.

(Photo: UN OCHA)

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Thu, 2014-07-24 13:21

When an emergency strikes, among the responsibilities of a country-level Food Security Cluster is to coordinate partner responses to ensure that planning and implementation of food security responses avoid gaps and duplications, and are comparable and timely to affected populations. Information management plays an essential role in this process and is one of the core Food Security Cluster funcions.

gFSC Information Management Tool

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Information Stream

During a July 2014 rapid assessment in Unity State, residents of Tharker (Mayendit County), and Bieh, Boaw, and Dor (Koch County) reported that up to 30 percent of households had not planted. In addition, respondents reported that among households that did plant, area planted had declined.

This report is prepared by HANDS – Pakistan with technical support of UN-OCHA.Special thanks for the valuable inputs from representatives of WHO, Unicef, WFP, FAO and Other Humanitarian Partners.