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Supplies and Logistics


© UNICEF/HQ06-2763/Bruno Brioni
COTE D'IVOIRE: A malnourished child drinks fortified milk while his mother watches at a centre in the rebel-controlled zone of Bouake. UNICEF provides supplementary feeding to families in the area.


Nutrition supplies constitute an important part of the nutrition response for women and children. In 2017, about 151 million children under five - one in four - were stunted, nearly 51 million children were wasted and 16 million were severely wasted. Millions of children, adolescents and women suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.

UNICEF procures nutrition products that are affordable, safe, efficacious and of good quality in both development and humanitarian emergency contexts. The nutrition product range is designed to meet global demand for key nutritional interventions and can be tailored for specific country/partner needs to optimize programme success.

In 2017, Supply Division procured $219.9 million worth of nutritional supplies. These supplies consist of therapeutic milk and other supplies for therapeutic feeding programmes, including 52,850 tons of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). UNICEF also shipped 553.97 million donated and procured Vitamin A treatments, and procured 1.185 billion sachets of multiple micronutrient powder and 1.414 billion tablets of iron-folic acid.




UNICEF Supply Catalogue

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements for nutritional products can be found here

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