One of the GNC strategic priorities is to influence and advocate for an improved, integrated and coordinated nutrition response during humanitarian crises.

With operational responses to all major humanitarian crises worldwide, Nutrition Cluster partners have access to information about the scope of impact and the response to nutrition crises. This information can - and should - be used to inform and influence decision-making at all levels by identifying gaps and bottlenecks and proposing solutions to problems that programs alone cannot solve. 

To realise this vision, the GNC has included advocacy as a strategic priority since 2014 and seeks to work across all levels and sectors, linking humanitarian and development actors, including partners, to jointly build an enabling financial and policy environment. This aims to ensure the nutrition response in contexts of fragility is appropriate, timely and at a scale (see: 2022-2025 GNC Global Strategy).  

To support this, the 2022-2025 Advocacy Strategy further identifies three interlinked priorities to strengthen nutrition coordination, prioritization, and financing in situations of fragility to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, shocks to the nutrition situation, thereby supporting global efforts to prevent and treat malnutrition in all its forms. 

Manuel Fontaine, Director of EMOPS, recently visited Türkiye and north-west Syria to meet communities affected by the earthquakes that hit the region in April 2023. In the below video, he highlights the importance of coordination as the most important contribution to ensure all efforts carry the best support to people.

GNC encourages all country clusters and working groups to develop a national nutrition in emergencies advocacy strategy and plans to support delivery of their mission. Below you can find useful resources to guide this work. In addition, all nutrition partners interested in contributing to the strategic development and strengthening of GNC advocacy are also invited to join the GNC Advocacy and Communication Working Group.

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