Key Figures

People in need
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PiN Blanco
1,137,536
In destination 588,494
Host Communities 174,142
Col. Returnees 141,080
Pendular 233,820
*In transit 36,213
10 Dec 2020
Target population
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Target Blanco
272,927
In destination 200,065
Host Communities 33,482
Col. Returnees 20,326
Pendular 19,054
*In transit 3,090
10 Dec 2020
Financial Requirements
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Requerimientos financieros
$12.18M
10 Dec 2020
Appealing partners
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partners
13
10 Dec 2020

What is the Nutrition Sector?

Priority Needs

The nutrition situation of refugee and migrant children remains an issue of concern, particularly acute malnutrition, as shown by nutritional screenings of refugee and migrant children under the age of five in 2019-2020 in Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. This situation has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis and will most likely continue in the years to come: an increase in malnutrition cases may be expected in 2021 as a result of the pandemic, mainly due to the deterioration of the level of food security among refugees and migrants and limited access to health and nutrition services.

Response Strategy

Scope of the sector response: Addressing the needs of the most nutritionally vulnerable, particularly children (under the age of five and under the age of two) and pregnant and lactating women will be at the core of the nutrition response in the region.

Response priorities: At regional level, the main response priorities are:

1.         Provision of technical support and guidance to National and Sub-regional Platforms in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of response activities at the country level;

2.        Capacity development of National and Subregional Platforms in key sectoral topics;

3.        Facilitation of knowledge sharing and exchange of countries’ experiences, lessons learnt and best practices.

At the country level, main priorities are:

  • Prevention of malnutrition in vulnerable groups, through infant and young child feeding counseling, targeting caregivers of children aged 6-23 months (focusing on appropriate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices); micronutrient supplementation for children under the age of five, to fortify foods that are not sufficiently nutritionally diversified; and promotion of an adequate diet in pregnant and lactating women and provision of micronutrient supplementation (iron and folic acid).
  • Identification and treatment of acute malnutrition, through screening refugee and migrant children under the age of five to monitor their nutritional status and identify cases of acute malnutrition, and refer identified cases to adequate treatment and follow-up until nutritional recovery.

Adapting activities to the COVID-19 context according to global guidelines will be key to avoid contamination risks.

Integrated response approaches

Coordination with the Health Sector will help to ensure access to essential nutrition services; coordination with the Food Security Sector will ensure that specific nutrition needs of vulnerable groups are taken into account in food assistance; and coordination with the WASH Sector will guarantee quality drinking water, basic sanitation and promote food hygiene practices.

Response modalities

The Nutrition Sector will mainly work through three modalities: 1) support to strengthen local nutrition services and capacities of community-based actors, health actors, R4V partners and local entities; 2) provision of supplies for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition (including micronutrient powders, micronutrient supplements, and ready-to-use therapeutic food); and 3) social and behavior change communication/awareness-raising to promote healthy dietary practices & diets, including feeding of children under the age of two, using local foods.

Documents

Reporte/Informe
GIFMM Colombia: Evaluación Conjunta de Necesidades | Junio 2021
GIFMM Colombia: Evaluación Conjunta de Necesidades | Junio 2021

Este informe hace referencia a la quinta ronda de evaluación conjunta de necesidades del Grupo Interagencial sobre Flujos Migratorios Mixtos (GIFMM), realizada bajo el contexto del COVID-19 en Colombia durante junio de 2021, en el cual se dan a conocer los resultados y la metodología utilizada. La quinta ronda buscó conocer: i) cuáles son los niveles de acceso y disponibilidad a bienes y servicios básicos de parte de los hogares y sus problemas para acceder a ellos, ii) cómo han evolucionado las condiciones de vida y iii) cuáles son las prioridades de la población, con miras a establecer una línea base que informe la respuesta de cara al 2022.  

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11 October 2021
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Report
Cover Mid-Year Report RMRP 2021
RMRP 2021 Mid-Year Report

Report on progress made by R4V partners from January to June implementing the RMRP 2021, including people reached per sector and national and sub-regional platform, as well as areas of critical under-funding affecting the response for refugees and migrants from Venezuela. 

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11 October 2021
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Press Release
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Joint Statement - Nutrition Sector

Nutrition sector partners of the R4V platform call to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and avoid donations and distribution of breast milk substitutes, including infant formulas, follow-up formulas, and powdered milk, and feeding bottles.

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20 September 2021
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Meeting minutes
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Q&A- Ensuring adequate nutrition in refugee and migrant children and women: What does it take?

On May 25, 2021, it was held on the High-Level Event: Ensuring adequate nutrition in refugee and migrant children and women: What does it take?. To  highlight the nutrition risks faced by vulnerable groups in the Venezuela migration crisis, present key response actions taken by R4V Nutrition partners to prevent and treat malnutrition and collect different perspectives from host and donor governments, and humanitarian actors on the key elements needed to ensure adequate nutrition in refugee and migrant children and women. During the session, the participants asked questions, which the panelists answered after the session; in this document you can find the questions and answers from the session.

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20 September 2021
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Minutas de la reunión
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Mensajes Claves- Garantizar una nutrición adecuada para niños, niñas y mujeres refugiados/as y migrantes: ¿Qué se necesita?

En este documento encontrará los Mensajes Claves del  Evento de Alto Nivel- Garantizar una nutrición adecuada para niños, niñas y mujeres refugiados/as y migrantes: ¿Qué se necesita? Este evento fue llevado a cabo el 25 de mayo de 2021, con el objetivo de destacar los riesgos que enfrentan los grupos vulnerables a la malnutrición en la población refugiada y migrante en la crisis de flujos migratorios provenientes de Venezuela, presentar acciones de respuesta clave llevadas a cabo por los socios del sector Nutrición R4V para prevenir y tratar la malnutrición, y recopilar diferentes perspectivas por parte de gobiernos de acogida, donantes, y socios humanitarios sobre los elementos necesarios para garantizar una nutrición adecuada en niños, niñas y mujeres refugiados/as y migrantes.

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20 September 2021
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Meeting minutes
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Key messages- Ensuring adequate nutrition in refugee and migrant children and women: What does it take?

In this document you will find the Key Messages of the High Level Event - Ensuring adequate nutrition in refugee and migrant children and women: What does it take?.  This event was carried out on May 25, 2021, to highlight the nutrition risks faced by vulnerable groups in the Venezuela migration crisis, present key response actions taken by R4V Nutrition partners to prevent and treat malnutrition and collect different perspectives from host and donor governments, and humanitarian actors on the key elements needed to ensure adequate nutrition in refugee and migrant children and women.  

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20 September 2021
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Sector Contacts

Yvette Fautsch

UNICEF

[email protected]