Occupied Palestinian Territory


Coordination mechanism: a nutrition working group (NWG) under the health cluster (sub-cluster group)
Year of activation: 2007
Coordination arrangement:
To ensure coordination of nutrition related activities in State of Palestine, and to ensure that nutrition remains on the national agenda, the Nutrition Thematic Working Group (NTWG) has been formed as a subgroup from the HSWG. The NTWG will be co-led by MOH and UNICEF. The NTWG will be reporting on developmental aspects to the Health Sector working group by MOH, while UNICEF will report on humanitarian issues to the cluster. The working group will provide an update at the different forum as required.

Country Key Contacts

Amani Jouda

Nutrition cluster coordinator abadwan@unicef.org

Amani Badwan

Health Specialist abadwan@unicef.com

Mid Year Report 2022

June to June2022

Current Challenges
  1. Ensure that the NUTRITION-programs quality and coverage is aligned with the latest Nutrition programme and WHO/UNICEF recommendations and relevant to the needs in the affected areas in the Gaza strip
  2. Ensure that Gaza Nutrition programs are aligned with the National SOP Nutrition programs and interventions 
  3. Improve the humanitarian development synergy, preparedness and response in NUTRITION across the Gaza strip
Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed No
Link to document  
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan Yes
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated No
Link to document  
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation Yes
Clusters engaged
The complementary feeding bowl initiative is implemented in Gaza Strip by two NGO (Ard El Insan and Near East Council of Churches) in coordination with UNICEF and WFP.

The target beneficiaries are 10,008 children distributed as 4,000 targeted by NECC and 6,008 by AEI.

The distribution of CFBs is ongoing through the following activities:

Cooking demonstration and diet diversity sessions
IYCF counselling session (individual or group)
Well-baby clinic including the nutrition assessment screening
Early Childhood Development assessment.

Key Figures



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


Total Partners

UN agencies
UN agencies


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