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CMAM Report is a comprehensive monitoring and reporting application with a global online database that can be used to report on and monitor CMAM programmes with any of the following components: SC, OTP, TSFP, MUAC screening, supplies as well as BSFP. Click here to watch a 3 min introduction to the software. CMAM Report uses standardised reporting categories and indicators that were developed in close consultation with a steering group formed from the wider nutrition community - UN and leading nutrition agencies. If standardised reporting categories and indicators are applied, it makes data fully comparable between programmes as well as…
FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is currently hosting an online discussion on Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building and invites everyone interested in this topic to share views. The online discussion is facilitated by Patricia Justino and Becky Mitchell, both from the Institute of Development Studies; the aim is to explore the interactions between food security, gender equality and peace-building. Please visit the discussion site here to read the full topic. You can send your contributions directly to FSN-moderator@fao.org or post them online upon registration to the FSN Forum. The topic is available in English,…
Summary of Findings Military situation in Kobani has become worse with ISIS advances towards the town. The situation around the border is tense, and conflict has spilt onto the Turkish side on a number of occasions. Almost the entire civilian population of Kobani region has crossed the border into Turkey. Many of the displaced have moved to other cities (Urfa, Gaziantep, Birecik etc.), though a large population remain in the border-town of Suruc. Needs remain considerable in Suruc, and burden upon host community is increasingly difficult to manage. Local authorities (Suruc/Urfa Health Department, and municipalities of Suruc, Urfa, Diyabekir etc.)…
In eight out of the past ten years, there has been drought somewhere in the Horn of Africa, affecting nearly 70 million people. Indeed, the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia suffer from water scarcity on an almost annual basis. In this context, water trucking has played a pivotal role in addressing basic water needs. It is a coping mechanism during ‘typical’ dry seasons, based on existing private sector water trucks and vendors who sell water to those who are able to pay for it. In times of drought, direct water trucking is a common relief…
In 2011 the World Food Programme (WFP) asked ProCap[1], the United Nations inter-agency protection capacity project, to deploy Senior Protection Officers (SPOs) to help make operational a protection policy that was in the process of being developed. One SPO was assigned to the WFP Regional Office in Thailand and another to the Country Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Because the SPOs were assigned to a UN agency that is not specifically mandated for protection they were in an unfamiliar environment. An emphasis on logistics and tonnage is crucial to the work of WFP and this is sometimes…
Primary collection of household food security data is typically both expensive and cumbersome. As a result, decisions on humanitarian assistance are often based on information that is out of date, or on unsatisfactory aggregate proxy indicators. However, thanks to increasingly widespread access to mobile telephony, many survey respondents can now be contacted through their mobile phones, offering the possibility of much cheaper, faster and more timely data collection. In order to assess the suitability of mobile text surveys for household food security assessments, the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a field test in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic…
The link between sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and food insecurity is well documented.[1] Tensions within households, including domestic violence, can rise during periods of food scarcity, and tends to decline as assistance fills the food gap. Food assistance can also reduce the incidence of survival sex or sex for food. While food assistance programmes can support initiatives that contribute to preventing and mitigating SGBV, they can also undermine the protection of women and girls if they are implemented without sufficient understanding of the operational context. Beyond usual relief operations, food assistance is also directly used to support SGBV survivors…
In a climate of fear, violence and uncertainty, healthcare workers have found themselves on the frontline once more in the Central African Republic (CAR). The latest bout of violence erupted on December 5th in Bangui, and to a lesser degree in Bossangoa and Bozoum, deepening the humanitarian plight of the people of CAR. Communities that already had very little, following years of unrest and food insecurity, are now living in ever greater fear. The impact of violence in the capital has furthermore been worsened by the closure of most hospitals and clinics in Bangui due to rampant insecurity. If doctors…
In late 2012, Oxfam and WFP collaborated on a joint review, entitled, 'Engaging with Markets in Humanitarian Responses', which aimed to understand how humanitarian agencies are engaged in supporting markets. The review found that, beyond the basic consensus that agencies should 'do no harm' to markets, and use them where they are sufficiently functional, there was a range of perceptions regarding the extent to (which humanitarian organisations should and could support and strengthen markets to improve their functionality. There is no doubt that, for many international organisations, humanitarian interventions today are very different to those in the past. Now, working…
The Center for Sustainable Development is pleased to offer to a blended learning, 2-month diploma program. September 2-October 31, 2013 Including a 5 day live workshop in Antigua, Guatemala: September 30 - October 4, 2013 The training program is offered in 3 sections: Section 1. Designing & Funding International Development Projects Section 2. Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects in Developed Nations Sección 3. América Latina: Español. Diseño y Financiamiento de Proyectos Sostenibles de Desarrollo Internacional
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