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1 WFP and UNICEF Joint Action Plan Progress update 1 August 2014 Juba World Food Programme

2 Some updates of June meeting DateActivity 23 June 2014UNICEF and WFP Regional Directors’ Meeting (Juba) completed 25 June – 5 JulyConsultative Meetings with NGOs to develop action plan held input incorporated 5 July 2014Draft Action Plan Circulated to donors and nutrition cluster for input, input received incorporated 13 July 2014Final version of the action plan submitted to country representatives for signature and endorsement 24 – 25 July 2014UNICEF and WFP Executive Directors’ joint mission to South Sudan in support of scale up of nutrition and endorsement of action plan * Updates made to Nutrition Cluster during cluster meetings from the start of the process in late June 2014

3 Strategy 1: Optimize nutrition services with existing partners Comprehensive partner analysis completed to analyze performance of program (IMSAM) Bilateral meeting with partners held to follow up to identify potential area of expansion and optimize the coverage Workshop held to address the programming, reporting on programme performance issues

4 Strategy 2: Expand Operational Partnership Caseload analysis done to identify the uncovered areas BRAC and Real Medicine Foundation contacted to expand coverage in hard-to-reach areas, discussion continue to reach additional 22 000 children. Additional agreement with 3 partners finalized by WFP and one is pending to reach additional 32,540 children in next five months

5 Strategy 3: Improve Community Outreach and Screening/Referrals Operational plan for community based approach through social mobilization network and MOH is developed to improve the coverage in Central Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap to reach additional 50,000 children Follow up done with South Sudan Red Cross for use of volunteer network in screening and referrals, response awaited

6 Strategy 4: Provision of Technical Support to Enhance Service Quality WFP : Identification of 7 nutritionists for RRM ( 2 already in country and the rest by the end of August) UNICEF : three national nutritionist joined for RRM mission, three international nutritional specialist will join by 15 th August. Training Needs assessment conducted with partners and continue for the capacity building program in the area of Inpatient treatment and management of children with SAM Outpatient therapeutic program both for MAM and SAM Infant and young child feeding counselling Training scheduled to start on 5 th August (integrated CMAM/IYCF) by ACF

7 Strategy 5: Strengthen Existing Supply Chain Pipeline Management -Workshop held on 22 July 2014 to address the supplies, programming, reporting on programme performance issues -Collaboration with Sudan and Ethiopia country office to avert pipeline breaks and ease access to counties along the borders -Additional warehouse leased in Juba to strengthen prepositioning capacity

8 Strategy 6: Direct Implementation Through RRM -WFP : Additional RRM team identified to increase RRM teams from 6 to 15. -Since the last nutrition cluster meeting (18 July 2014), nutrition participated in 3 Rapid Response Missions 1.Duk (in collaboration with JDF) 2.Gorwai (in collaboration with COSV) 3.New Fangak (in collaboration with Nile Hope)

9 Strategy 7: Enhanced Needs Analysis and Coordination -3 surveys ongoing with ACF -Validation of pending SMART surveys done by CDC -Validation process and dissemination process of SMART surveys streamlined -Concept note for trilateral agreement between FAO, WFP and UNICEF under review for the FSMS to strengthen nutrition component -Recruitment of nutrition survey consultants initiated by UNICEF for direct implementation of surveys in priority counties

10 Where we have reached so far Till date 42,379 children with SAM have reached against the target of 176,283 Till date we have reached to 53,410 children with MAM against the target of 420,000

11 Appeal Gaps exist in counties of high priority. Partners requested to expand operational presence Please come forward by next week to UNICEF and WFP to reach to all these uncovered children in high risk counties.

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