Coordination mechanism: Sector
Year of activation: 2020
Coordination arrangement: National level: Lead UNICEF, co-lead: ACF

Country Key Contacts

Amirhossein Yarparvar

Health & Nutrition Specialist ayarparvar@unicef.org

Mira El Mokdad

Deputy Cluster Coordinator mmokdad@lb.acfspain.org

Christelle Bercachy

Information Management Officer cbercachy@unicef.org

End-year report 2022

January to December 2022

Current Challenges

1-Weak Governance and leadership for Nutrition due to political fragmentation.

2- Heavily compromised maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding Enviroment. Unsolicited donations and use of infant formula and commercial complementary food is on the rise.

3- Operational access constraints in selected insecure locations limiting provision of nutrition services at scale.

4- Constrained human resource for health, limiting the integration of nutrition services in primary health care package.

5-Lack of resources: more resources to be allocated too Nutrition sector 

6-Complexity between 2 response plan which creates difficulty in response between Lebanon crisis response plan and emergency response plan 



Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed Yes
Link to document  
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan No
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated Yes
Link to document  
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation No
Clusters engaged
Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2023

The nutrition sector has recently been established as a stand alone sector under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2023.

Key Figures



Number of SAM under-five children in need
Number of MAM under-five children in need
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
Number of PLW in need Of BSFP
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation

Nutrition Sector Partners

Total Partners

UN agencies


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