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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, 2014-07-24 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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Wed, 2014-07-02 11:23

When a humanitarian crisis hits, the Food Security Cluster (FSC) coordinates the food security response, addressing issues of food availability, access and utilization. In 2013, the FSC responded to several major emergencies, including the system-wide Level 3 emergencies in the Philippines and the Central African Republic (C.A.R). In addition, it provided a coordination solution in Gaziantep, Turkey in response to the Level 3 emergency in Syria, and continued its support to several long-running crises, including Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan.

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Wed, 2014-04-02 16:37

The 6th bi-annual Global Food Security Cluster Partners' Meeting, held 7-8 May in Rome, generated very fruitful discussions on a range of issues such as the importance of key cross-cutting issues including programme quality, cash and urban livelihoods.

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