Nutrition Technical
Rapid Response Team

Who We Are

The Nutrition Tech RRT consists of five experienced advisors with technical skills in emergency nutrition that deploy in the event of a natural disaster, civil unrest, or a slow onset emergency such as drought and political conflict. Depending on the need, members can deploy to any country conjointly or individually and within 72 hours to support humanitarian nutrition emergencies. The Nutrition Tech RRT can also provide remote support and build the capacity of stakeholders involved in humanitarian responses.

Our Work

South Sudan

Total Population: 11,665,025 in Jan 2016

Total affected population: Since December 2013, the conflict has devastated the lives of millions of South Sudanese and displaced more than 2.3 million people. About 1.69 million of them have been displaced internally in South Sudan and over 648,000 are refugees in neighboring countries.

UN Categorization: L3 emergency

Level of malnutrition pre crisis: 22.7% wasting and 31.1% stunting (2010)

Length of deployment: The nutrition Assessment Advisor deployed 1 month in January 2016 to provide technical support to the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG) partners under the Nutrition Cluster. He will redeploy there for 7 weeks from end of March 2016.

Ethiopia

Total Population: 92.3 Million

TOTAL AFFECTED POPULATION: 10.2 million people will require emergency food assistance with an estimated 400,000 SAM and 1.7 million of MAM caseload. Breastfeeding is widely practiced in Ethiopia as continued breastfeeding at one and two year old were at 96% and 82% respectively before the crisis . However, other pre-crisis Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) indicators demonstrated several gaps regarding the quality of the breastfeeding and complementary feeding.

LENGTH OF DEPLOYMENT: The CMAM advisor went to Jijiga in the Somali region for 6 weeks in Jan-Feb 2016 to support CMAM scale up. The IYCF-E advisor deployed 4 weeks in January 2016 to support the design of a national IYCF-E strategy and built the IYCF-E capacity of partners.

Yemen

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South Sudan

The nutrition Assessment Advisor deployed 1 month in January 2016 to provide technical support to the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG) partners under the Nutrition Cluster. He will redeploy there for 7 weeks from end of March 2016.

Ethiopia

The CMAM advisor went to Jijiga in the Somali region for 6 weeks in Jan-Feb 2016 to support CMAM scale up. The IYCF-E advisor deployed 4 weeks in January 2016 to support the design of a national IYCF-E strategy and built the IYCF-E capacity of partners.

Yemen

Mozambique

Niger

Nigeria

Turkey/Syria