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CHC is conducting research on behalf of Save the Children and the University of Edinburgh that will contribute to an enhanced understanding of what is needed at a National or sub-national level to ensure early action. The aim of the research is to generate a detailed understanding of blockers and enablers of early action to […]

Nutrition Information System encompasses collection, analysis and interpretation of nutrition data from multiple sources to provide information for decision making. UNICEF is working with the Global Nutrition Cluster Technical alliance to develop a roadmap for system wide improvements to Nutritional Information Systems-e. CHC was commissioned by UNICEF in September 2021 to: a) Oversee the diagnosis […]

Since 2017, the Cabo Delgado province, located in the north of Mozambique, has been facing an increasing humanitarian crisis caused by ongoing conflict by armed groups. The situation deteriorated significantly in 2020 with increased attacks, internal displaced people (IDPs) and access constraints in the northern districts. In November 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) […]

Somalia is prone to severe drought and the situation is set to become worse due to climate change. This causes significant loss of life, displacement and suffering. Over the last few years, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Federal Member States (FMS) and international partners have developed strategies to mitigate severe food insecurity in Somalia. […]

Indonesia has a well-developed disaster response framework with established systems for command and coordination of response activities which delivers relief and essential services to affected populations efficiently and effectively. The International humanitarian system has supported the Indonesian government during major, national level, emergencies including activating the cluster coordination mechanism for key sectors. While WASH is […]

The Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia was set up in 2005 by the government as part of a strategy to address chronic food insecurity. The PSNP provides cash or food to people who have predictable food needs in a way that enables them to improve their own livelihoods and therefore become more resilient to […]

Sanitation is a significant challenge in Kenya. The Country did not meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets for sanitation or drinking water. It is estimated that today 70% of Kenya’s population, almost 33 million people, lack access to basic sanitation and 10% practice open defecation, representing 5 million people. Open defecation is largely a […]

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assessment and analysis was previously done on an adhoc basis, country by country, with mixed capacity, as there was no standardized system to summarize complex, multi-dimensional data into accessible findings that can be plugged into decision making. The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Severity Classification (WSC) is being developed by […]

Extreme weather events, or climate shocks, such as floods, wildfires, heatwaves, or droughts, can have major impacts on public health and nutrition status, and on the functioning of health systems in low- and lower middle-income counties. Demand for health and nutrition services grows when these events result in physical injury and psychological trauma, and increase […]

An effective COVID-19 response in East Africa requires rapid evidence generation and synthesis across multiple disciplines and sectors that leads to the delivery of usable policy- and practice relevant products. This initiative sought to establish a research and analysis facility to meet this goal, which would be managed by a consortium consisting of the Centre […]


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