What UNICEF is doing

Raising nutrition profile

Scaling up intervention and services

Nutrition in emergencies

Impact with equity

Results for children


Nutrition in emergencies

UNICEF is responsible globally and in Tanzania for ensuring an effective humanitarian response in nutrition to emergencies.

Building in-country capacity to respond is vital as Tanzania suffers multiple small-scale emergencies such as drought, flooding, and cholera.

Almost all emergencies threaten nutritional status, often by creating unhealthy living environments and disease outbreaks, destroying agricultural production and livelihoods, and impairing the ability of caregivers to provide adequate care for children and women.

UNICEF is one of the first aid organizations on the scene following the outbreak of an emergency.

UNICEF plays a lead role in maintaining emergency stocks of nutrition supplies and equipment, and in building the capacity of the government and its partners to better prepare and respond to emergencies.

UNICEF’s contribution has been critical in developing a common Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Nutrition for the Government and all humanitarian actors in Tanzania.



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