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The nutrition cluster approach was adopted in Yemen in August 2009, immediately after the break-out of the sixth war between government forces and the Houthis in Sa’ada governorate in northern Yemen. Since then Yemen has continued to face complex emergencies that are largely conflict-generated and in part aggravated by civil unrest and political instability with the Nutrition Cluster being constantly active. Following the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, a Level 3 system-wide emergency was declared in Yemen, which is still in place.

The vision of the nutrition cluster is to safeguard and improve the nutrition status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate response that is predictable, timely, and effective and at scale. The primary purpose of the nutrition cluster is to support and strengthen a coordinated multi-sectoral approach in nutrition in emergencies strategic planning, situation analysis and response.

The Nutrition cluster is currently established at national level, with five sub national clusters at the zonal level in Hodeidah, Ibb, Aden, Saada and Sanaa. The Cluster is co-led by the MoPHP and UNICEF and consists of 28 partners. A Strategic Advisory group provides strategic directions to the Cluster, while three technical groups (CMAM WG, IYCF WG and AWG) were established to support partners in CMAM, IYCF, Assessments and data analysis, respectively.

Cluster Core Functions are:
1.Supporting service delivery
2.Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response
3.Planning and implementation of cluster strategies
4.Monitoring and evaluating
5.Building national capacity in preparedness and contingency planning
6. Advocacy
+ Accountability to Affected Population

Partners: ACF, ADO, ADRA, BFD, CSSW, FMF, HAD, IMC, INTERSOS,IRC, IRY, MC, MMF, MoPHP, PU-MAI, RI, RRD, SCI, SOUL, TAYBA, TFY, UNCHR, UNICEF, VHI, WFP, WHO, YDN, YFCA

 

Contacts

Anna Ziolkovska
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Nutrition Cluster Coordinator
aziolkovska@unicef.org
+967 712223052 (Mobile)
Esmail Yahya
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Nutrition Cluster Information management officer
eal-yagori@immap.org
+967771124423 (Mobile)

Contacts of sub-national coordinators

Hudeidah hub nutiriton cluster coordinator
(Hudeidah, Hajjah, Al Mahwit, Raymah governorates)
Waleed Al madhaji
walmadhaji@unicef.org
+967 71222 3490

Aden hub nutiriton cluster coordinator
(Abyan, Aden, Al Dhale'e, Al Maharah,Hadramaut, Lahj, Shabwah, Socotra governorates)
Gamila Hibatullah
ghibatullah@unicef.org 
+967 71222 3019

Sana,a hub nutiriton cluster coordinator
(Al Bayda, Amanat Al Asimah, Amran, Dhamar, Marib, Sana'a governorates)
Najwa Al Dheeb
naldheeb@unicef.org 
+967 71222 3381 

Taiz hub nutiriton cluster coordinator
(Taiz, Ibb)
Murad Abdullah Dahan
muabdullah@unicef.org
+967 77112 6566

Sa'ada hub nutiriton cluster coordinator
(Sa'ada , Al Jawf )
Jemal Seid Mohammed
jsmohammed@unicef.org
+967 71222 3481

Wadah Alwan
Walwan@unicef.org   
+967 71222 3020