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The Food Security Cluster is about enhancing cooperation and partnerships. The FSC works directly with its partners and stakeholders that include international NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, UN organizations, Governments and Donors. The FSC was formally endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on the 15 December 2010.

Global Coordination for Enhanced Food Security

The Food Security Cluster (FSC) has been established in 2011 to coordinate the food security response during a humanitarian crisis, addressing issues of food availability, access and utilisation.The Cluster is based at WFP headquarters in Rome and is co-led by FAO and WFP. The Global Support Team includes FAO, WFP, NGO and Red Cross and Red Crescent members.

Operating in Emergencies and protracted crises

The Food Security Cluster (FSC) is committed to saving lives through the coordination of the food security response in major emergencies. Effective coordination is only possible through close cooperation with partner organizations. The FSC provides the guidance at the country level that supports a broad base and timely response.The FSC works with national and regional cluster systems in both sudden onset disasters, be they from natural or human causes, and long-running crises.

Learn more about the Food Security Cluster here.