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THE CALL TO ACTION OF THE GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON CHILD WASTING IS LAUNCHED ON 12 JANUARY 2023 TO CALL FOR DECISIVE AND TIMELY ACTION TO PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN 15 COUNTRIES HARDEST HIT BY THE UNPRECENDENTED FOOD AND NUTRITION CRISIS.
VIDEO STATEMENT BY THE PRINCIPALS OF FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP AND WHO ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE CALL TO ACTION OF THE GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON CHILD WASTING.
The Call to Action addresses the need for a multi-sectoral approach and highlights priority actions across maternal and child nutrition through the food, health, water and sanitation, and social protection systems. In response to increasing needs, the UN agencies identified five priority actions that will be effective in addressing acute malnutrition in countries affected by conflict and natural disasters and in humanitarian emergencies. Scaling up these actions as a coordinated package will be critical for preventing and treating acute malnutrition in children, and averting a tragic loss of life.
The UN agencies call for decisive and timely action to prevent this crisis from becoming a tragedy for the world’s most vulnerable children. All agencies urge for greater investment in support of a coordinated UN response that will meet the unprecedented needs of this growing crisis, before it is too late.
THE GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON CHILD WASTING WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL IN THE SUMMER OF 2019 AND IT INCLUDES COSTED, OPERATIONAL ROADMAPS TO PREVENT, DETECT AND TREAT CHILD WASTING IN OVER 20 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
VIDEO STATEMENT BY THE PRINCIPALS OF FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP AND WHO ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON CHILD WASTING.
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This dashboard is a reflection of renewed country-level commitments towards the prevention and treatment of child wasting. Each country used the GAP conceptual framework and the four critical outcomes required to achieve the SDG targets on child wasting for the creation of country-level operational roadmaps. Core targets, priority actions, population groups and budgets were identified for select prioritized geographic regions. All roadmaps were endorsed by national governments.
The Global Action Plan on Child Wasting is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO)