Products that focus on sectoral humanitarian needs and operations in respect of food security and nutrition. These help visualise needs and plan and coordinate sectoral responses, and may include data on livelihoods and public health baselines. They may utilise data from technical assessments on nutrition status, e.g. as compiled by the World Food Program’s vulnerability and mapping units. They often incorporate data on emergency feeding and nutrition programme coverage.
Both.Basemap, baseline or situational?
Baseline and situational.When might it be produced?
May be produced at any stage of an emergency response, but are likely to be most required and requested once a coordinated sectoral response is under way. Food security and nutrition are often large issues in protracted crises, especially complex emergencies.
All humanitarian actors involved in the food and nutrition sector response, typically through the food security cluster.Influence on humanitarian decisions
Food security and nutrition needs in emergencies are often interwoven with a range of other issues and decision factors. Food and nutrition needs often need to be analysed spatially and then mapped in order to identify at-risk populations. This usually follows on from needs assessments carried out by expert agencies such as the World Food Program.