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PAKISTAN – NUTRITION MAINSTREAMING IN FLOOD RESPONSE PROGRAMMING

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As part of its work to promote Food Security and Livelihoods interventions aiming at preventing undernutrition, ACF has produced a set of practical case studies based on recent and current nutrition-sensitive interventions in different contexts. This case study presents an innovative intervention implemented in Pakistan from 2011

Since 2010, Action Against Hunger has worked with local and international partners to respond to some of the worst floods in Pakistan’s history. The program took place in the heavily flood affected Thatta district of Sindh Province in southern Pakistan. ACF and its partners aimed to save lives, protect livelihoods and increase the resilience of disaster affected households and communities. During the two first phases of the project, the program evolved from a largely food security and livelihoods (FSL) based approach to an aligned FSL-nutrition program. Messaging was directed towards the community at large, communicating that malnutrition is a disease and timely intervention is important to prevent heightened morbidity and mortality.

A short case study has been developed to present the innovative approach used for this project, in order to raise awareness and share good practices on how Food Security interventions can contribute to the prevention of undernutrition.

The document part of a set of studies on nutrition-sensitive interventions developed by the ACF “Aligning Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) with Nutrition” Working Group to show how these interventions can effectively contribute to a better nutrition, by using a nutrition lens at different steps of the project cycle. The aim of the “Aligning Food Security and Livelihoods with Nutrition” Working Group is to promote and scale up nutrition sensitive FSL interventions, through documenting lessons learnt, building evidence, developing tools and guidance and building capacity.

The full set of case studies can be found here: http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/fr/content/aligning-casestudies

For more information on the “Aligning” approach, please refer to the ACF manual: Maximising the Nutritional Impact of Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions. A Manual for Field Workers.

http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/fr/content/maximising

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