Venezuela

Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2019
NCC: Stand by partner
IMO: Not recruited
UNICEF Lead National and Subnational level: Gran Caracas, Táchira, Bolívar and Zulia

Country Key Contacts

Karol Ramírez

Coordinator kramirez@unicef.org

vacant

Information Management -@unicef.com

Mid-year report 2022

January to June 2022

Current Challenges

In Venezuela the main limitations to carry out the service delivery on nutrition interventions is the lack or absence of nutrition supplies. Despite that the availability of nutrition supplies has increased in the local marked in 2022 and the Nutrition Cluster has stablished aliances with private sector to access micronutrients and other supplies, the partners report a big dificulty to find certified distributors and suppliers that meet the quality requirements for RUTF; those that meet these requirements are too expensive. For the importation of nutritional supplements and equipment the process is complex, costly and time consuming. Organizations which are not members of United Nations agencies face greater challenges in the absence of an inter-agency procurement mechanism.

Due to oil shortage and its rising cost, the partners experiment an increase in implementation costs. This problem is exacerbated in remote regions with access constraints.

 

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed No
Link to document  
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan No
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Preparedness
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated No
Link to document  
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation Yes
Clusters engaged
Health, WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Protection, Education

Key Figures

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Funding

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Number of SAM under-five children in need
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Number of MAM under-five children in need
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Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
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Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation
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Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
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Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
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Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
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Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP
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Number of PLW in need of iron/folate supplementation
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Total Partners

0
Authorities
0
INGOs
0
NNGOs
0
UN agencies

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