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 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
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.
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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.Read More
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.Read More
The global Food Security Cluster is seeking expressions of interest to attend the next Cluster Coordinator Training that will be held in Rome, Italy from 18 until 22 August, 2014.
1.WFP and UNICEF strategy to scale up nutrition interventions
2. Seasonal calendar presentation
Food insecurity in the area northeast of Bossangoa is high and trending towards potential food crisis if the 2014 harvest fails. Compared to the region, the area has: