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Photo of a boy holding a large bowl in a forest
Photo Credit: WEI/Robin Hammond 2011

Countries around the world are increasingly experiencing emergencies due to natural disasters, conflict, displacement and migration. USAID Advancing Nutrition leverages multiple sectors to improve nutrition, food security, and resilience in response to the increasing complexity of these fragile contexts. Working across humanitarian and development programs, we support USAID, their implementing partners, and local public and private sector actors to assist the most vulnerable communities cope, develop, and build their own resilience. We also help USAID and its partners apply assistance strategically, enabling them to make evidence-based decisions on the right mix of interventions.

Our work

  • Provides analytical and evidence-based insights to the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and Missions across the emergency-development continuum
  • Supports acute malnutrition treatment and prevention programming
  • Advances social and behavior change in fragile contexts
  • Supports agriculture and livelihoods resilience and recovery.


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.