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Evidence and Guidance Note on the Use of Cash and Voucher Assistance for Nutrition Outcomes in Emergencies

The main purpose of this document is to provide the nutrition sector with evidence and guidance to more routinely consider and, if appropriate, use cash and voucher modalities in nutrition in emergencies response in order to better address the nutritional needs of vulnerable populations. It…

Wasting and COVID-19 Programme Adaptations Information Note 005

This information note outlines adaptations required to existing community-based  MAMI programmes in the context of COVID-19: In contexts where services or programmes to manage at-risk infants under six months are in place, further decentralisation to community-based identification, follow-up and…

COVID-19 RESPONSE: APPLYING THE IASC GUIDELINES ON INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

This note provides an overview of the factors that may put persons with disabilities at heightened risk in the COVID-19 pandemic and response in humanitarian settings; and proposes actions to address these risks. This note draws on the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in…

Deployable & Remote Services and Mechanisms during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has limited OCHA’s ability to deploy its usual global, centrally managed tools and services in support of field operations in the case of a sudden-onset disaster or deterioration in current humanitarian operations. Whilst OCHA currently maintains some deployment capacity…

Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19 (April – December 2020) Progress Report: First Edition, 26 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased global humanitarian needs in 2020. At the beginning of 2020, global humanitarian requirements were already close to $30 billion, with 168 million people expected to need aid to survive. These global requirements have risen to a record $37 billion, including…

Wasting and COVID 19 Programme Adaptations Information Note 004

In the context of movement restrictions, in-person training may not be possible. In the context of COVID 19, suggested programme adaptations include temporarily transferring responsibility for treating wasting to Community Health Workers (CHWs). Therefore it is important to understand the app tools…

Growth Monitoring and Promotion Guide during COVID-19

Always follow local ministry of health or other government regulations on mass gatherings and group meetings. Where the Ministry of Health (MOH) or government regulations are more stringent, follow those regulations. Where government regulations are less stringent, then the following WV…

Implementing and Monitoring Community Engagement Activities in the Era of Physical Distancing

This document provides guidance on how to adapt and monitor community engagement activities within Risk Communication and Community Engagements (RCCE) plans to fit physical distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The guidance provided is to be contextualized and adapted to country…

Wasting and COVID 19 Programme Adaptations Information Note 003

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are increasingly being given greater responsibility in the management of wasting. In recent years, many programmes have begun decentralising treatment of wasting to this cadre. This decentralised model has significant potential for ensuring access to treatment in…

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