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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

Focus on

Wed, 2014-04-02 16:37

The purpose of the meeting is to review the work of the gFSC of 2013/2014 and to identify / reaffirm priority areas for the second half of 2014.

Participation in the global Food Security Cluster Meeting has been extended to two participants per organization.

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Mon, 2014-04-07 11:10

The global Food Security Cluster is seeking expressions of interest to attend the next Cluster Coordinator Training that will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 8 until 12 June 2014.

Background

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Tue, 2013-12-24 10:42

So far in 2014, Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster partners have reached around 758,400 people with food assistance across South Sudan. This includes displaced and other food- insecure communities and the over 234,000 refugees from neighbouring countries sheltering in South Sudan.

A three-month programme to distribute emergency livelihoods kits to close to 21,000 families in Central Equatoria and Jonglei states began. The kits include vegetable seeds, hand tools and equipment, and fishing gear. Veterinary inputs including vaccines, drugs and equipment were delivered to Torit.

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Thu, 2013-12-12 15:59

Over the past weeks and especially from 5 December, the intensification of violence and a shift to a more sectarian and communal conflict in Bangui and other major towns has further exacerbated an already dramatic humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). As a result, there is an increasing need for an immediate scaling up of the capacity of response.

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Tue, 2014-04-01 10:22

The first Global Coordinator of the Food Security Cluster, Graham Farmer, retired on 31 March. The global Food Security Cluster thanks Graham for his time here -- he has been a key force in making the Cluster operational, leaving a strong legacy -- and wishes him all the best for his future.

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Information Stream

The response to the drought in the Horn of Africa in 2011 highlighted, once again, the systematic
shortcomings of the humanitarian system to respond effectively to slow onset food security crises.
The reports that emerged after the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa highlighted significant weaknesses in
the international response. Failure to respond early cost lives and had significant damage on the resilience