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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.


Browse a selection of 7 activities from this Focus Area technical team.

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Increasing Nutrition Literacy Across Sectors at USAID

To increase USAID staff’s core knowledge of nutrition concepts, USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition developed a course that would prepare them to respond to the increasing need to strategically…

community health worker provides counseling to a mother and infant

Project Year 4 Summary: Priorities and Key Accomplishments

Over the past four years, USAID Advancing Nutrition has supported policies, programs, interventions, and systems to realize our vision of a world where countries, communities, and families are well…

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Strengthening Coordination and Collaboration Among Nutrition Actors in DRC

USAID Advancing Nutrition supports coordination and collaboration to strengthen a continuum of care for wasting management that includes both prevention and treatment.

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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Humanitarian responses help us cope with crises, including those caused by climate change, which has a direct impact on people's livelihoods and rates of acute malnutrition.