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).
The Food Security Cluster
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
The purpose of the Global Meeting of Food Security Cluster Partners is to review the work of the gFSC during the second half of 2014 and to identify/ reaffirm priority areas for 2015-16, as well as to discuss strategically relevant food security topics. A detailed agenda for the meeting is enclosed.Read More
The past six months have witnessed an unprecedented Ebola outbreak that has affected five countries in West Africa and threatens to compromise the social, political and economic fabric of the sub-Saharan African region, while also impacting the food security situation.Read More
The short animation explains what the Food Security Cluster is about: coordinating the food security response during a humanitarian crisis.Read More
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.Read More
Food security in South Sudan has begun improving in August and September and is expected to continue on a positive trend through December 2014 according to seasonal patterns, particularly in areas not affected by conflict.
Core elements of the 2014/15 Humanitarian Strategic Response Plan (SRP)