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 gFSC is hosting the next Food Security Cluster Information Management (IM) Tool Training at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from Tuesday, 9 December until Friday, 12 December 2014.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
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.
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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
1. Final Review of ASCWG ToR and development of an action plan
2. Review of input pack for prepositioning in 2015 agriculture season