Welcome | August/September 2021

Here’s the latest summer round-up from the GNC, including our Mid-year Report – what the GNC’s accomplished at the global and country level - and other regular updates, Stories from the Field, resources and jobs! We’d love to hear from you, our readers – in particular, what’s happening for Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) at the country level (email:

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What’s New?

GNC Mid-Year Report (2021)

The Mid-year Report (2021) presents global highlights from the work of the GNC Coordination and the Alliance from January-June.

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GNC Mid-Year Report (2021) Country profiles

A total of 34 countries - those with activated nutrition clusters or with national sector coordination - reported to the GNC on their achievements for NiE in the first half of 2021.

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Hunger Hotspots.

Latest FAO/WFP update (for August-November 2021) warns that targeted humanitarian action is urgently needed to save lives and livelihoods in 23 hotspots, with Ethiopia and Madagascar now on high alert.

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Position paper on Famine Prevention and Mitigation

Children, women and children are at the centre of UNICEF’s commitment to an urgent, integrated and multi-sectoral response to famine prevention, combining immediate lifesaving interventions with sustainable actions.

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New State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) survey

The SOHS takes stock of how the humanitarian system is performing - what’s working & what can be improved (5th edition due mid 2022). Help shape future humanitarian action by taking the SOHS 10-15 minute survey – ends 1 October.

Answer survey here

The final report of the GNC’s Virtual Annual Meeting (June 2021) is now available online!

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Expert, responsive technical assistance for nutrition in emergencies is available from the GNC Technical Alliance

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Stories from the Field

Supporting nutrition partners to build capacity in Myanmar

Find out about the GNC’s remote deployment for nutrition coordination in response to Myanmar’s growing political and humanitarian crisis.

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Call-out to countries – do you have your own stories to share?
We would love to publish them – please get in touch by sending a short summary to

Want to learn more about the GNC Technical Alliance? Check out our new video to find out who we are, what we do and how we work…

What we do: The GNC Technical Alliance explained

Interested in what the Alliance has been up to? Read the latest report.

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Technical Support Team: Spotlight

The Technical Support Team (TST) of the GNC Technical Alliance refers to the 20 personnel, including deployable personnel and helpdesks, available to provide Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) technical support.

Ben Allen
TST Deputy Coordinator

Briony Stevens
Coordination Helpdesk

Meet the full TST team here

New Resources


UN Food Systems Summit on
23 September 2021

Virtual event during the UN General Assembly high-level week in New York, which aims to leverage food systems to drive recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

Register here


In case you missed the webinar…

A Learning and Sharing Café: Shared Responsibilities for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies
Experiences implementing the IYCF Multi-sector Framework for Action

Recording here

A Nutrition and Food Security Assessment in Turkey: Adding Value with Remote Technical Support

Recording here

GNC webinars for 2022 Nutrition Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) – in English, French and Spanish – with related tools on HNO Cross-cutting Tips sheet and HNO Quality Assessment Criteria Checklist for nutrition

Recording here


Consultancy on Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for nutrition, to conduct survey of gaps, mapping of initiatives and capacity assessment on CVA for nutrition outcomes.
CLOSING DATE: 20 September

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