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Mother feeding child
Mother feeding child complementary foods.

USAID Advancing Nutrition worked in collaboration with the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Cluster to map and identify gaps in available complementary feeding tools and resources. In 2020, the Emergency Nutrition Network published a review of complementary feeding in emergencies (CFE) programming to identify barriers to and enablers for implementing the Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies. While experiences varied across agencies, the review identified a number of factors affecting CFE programming and recommendations. Among the barriers to CFE programming were partners’ perception that they lacked the knowledge for what constitutes an effective and efficient CFE intervention, as well as a lack of tools to support programming. In response to these global needs, USAID Advancing Nutrition curated recommended tools for complementary feeding in emergencies on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub. The project also developed case studies on complementary feeding programming in emergency contexts in Yemen and Myanmar and hosted a webinar to share research findings and related tools on complementary feeding in emergencies programming

The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) hosts an annual meeting to share, learn, and reflect on lessons from the previous year. The 2022 meeting took place virtually, over the course of two weeks.
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