The Somalia Nutrition Cluster is a coordination mechanism that aims to ensure effective and strategic emergency nutrition responses. The cluster mainly focuses on overall response coordination, partner capacity-building, assessment and emergency preparedness, and improving coverage of emergency nutrition programmes. The Somalia nutrition-response programming uses agreed priorities. It is mainly undertaken by UN agencies, and international and national non-governmental organizations with donor support.
The cluster is guided by the following objectives:
Systematic treatment of acutely malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women by accessing and using quality services for the management of acute malnutrition.
Expansion of women's and children's access to evidence-based and feasible nutrition and nutrition-related services available through the use of the basic nutrition services package.
- Strengthening capacity of nutrition partners: international and local NGOs, community based organisations, local communities and line ministries to deliver quality and sustainable basic nutrition services package (BSPN) through a variety of approaches.
The cluster is responsible for sharing information with its members and other stakeholders, and conducting interagency and multi-cluster situation assessments in Somalia using standard guidelines. The cluster is also responsible for developing the nutrition response package that addresses emergency and non- emergency issues influencing nutrition on a regular basis. The cluster facilitates technical support, and the development of protocols and guidelines for programme implementation, in line with international standards and appropriate Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials for use in stakeholders’ nutrition response.
The cluster advocates mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into nutrition programming, such as gender, age, HIV/AIDs and human rights. It also advocates innovative strategies for providing nutrition services to vulnerable women and children in highly insecure locations. Appropriate inter-cluster strategies to address the underlying causes of malnutrition are at the core of the cluster’s function.
|Meetings & Focal Points|
|2012 Nutrition Cluster Coordination Meeting Schedule Nairobi|
|Nutrition Cluster Zonal and Regional Focal Points Map|
|Minutes of Meetings|
|Baidoa 05 Aug. 2012 | 27 Sep. 2012|
|Bossaso 07 Mar. 2012|
|Gaalkacyo 11 Sep. 2012 | 01 Mar. 2012 | 31 May 2012|
|Garowe 06 June. 2012|
|Hargeysa 06 Jul. 2012|
|Middle & Lower Shabelle 05 Aug. 2012 | 15 Jul. 2012 | 24 June 2012 | 07 June 2012 | 23 Sep. 2012|
|Mogadishu 29 Jul. 2012 | 08 Jul. 2012 | 20 May 2012 | 17 June 2012 | 03 June 2012 | 06 May 2012 | 15 Apr. 2012 | 06 Feb. 2012 | 30 Sep. 2012|
|Hiran 06 May 2012 | 16 Aug. 2012|
|Nairobi 03 Sep. 2012 | 06 Aug. 2012 | 09 Jul. 2012 | 04 June 2012 | 07 May 2012 | 02 Apr. 2012 | 05 Mar. 2012 | 06 Feb. 2012 | 09 Jan. 2012 | 01 Oct. 2012|
|Galgaduud 13 Feb. 2012 |12 June 2012 | 03 Jul. 2012 |12 Jul. 2012 ||
|Juba/Dhobley 31 Aug. 2012 | 11 Jul. 2012|
|Nutrition Somalia Strategy|
|IYCF Strategy and Action Plan for South Central Somalia 2013-2017|
|Population data by region and district 2005|
|Caseloads Estimates Deyr 2012 - IDPs disaggregated|
|Nutrition Targets by Region [Jan. - June 2012]|
|Somali Nutrition Strategy 2011-2013 towards the millennium development goals|
|Inter-cluster matrices Health, Nutrition, WASH to identify areas of synergy and shared benefits from activities|
|CHF Funded Projects - Standard Allocation 2|
|CHF Funded Projects - Standard Allocation 1|
|Nutrition Cluster Funding Mechanisms|
|CAP 2012 Cluster Response Plan|
|Nutrition Gender Marker Tip Sheet|
|Integration of IYCF Support into CMAM Facilitator's Guide | Handouts|
|Public Health Tools|
|Training of Trainers : Nutrition, Hygiene and Health Promotion Guide|
|Basic Nutrition Services Package|
|IAS HIV Guidelines 2010|
|Public Health Tools for Use in Prevention of Malnutrition - English | Somali|
|Field Guide for Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition|
|Nutrition Success Stories|
|Integration of Immunization and Nutrition Services for Mothers and Children in Somalia|