Colombia

Colombia

About

Capital Bogotá

The Food Security and Nutrition Cluster (FSNC)  in Colombia was created in 2007 to support preparedness and response in the context of the protracted conflict and natural disaster events and to support the capacity of humanitarian actors and cover gaps in assistance. The overall objective of the FSC is to respond to humanitarian crises in a coordinated, effective and timely manner, covering gaps in assistance especially in remote rural areas, but also in urban centers where high levels of violence and conflict persist, whilst avoiding response duplication. It is co-lead by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),  the World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF  and functions under the overall coordination of the Humanitarian Country Team, working closely with other clusters ( especially Protection, WASH and Health). The FSNC members (23)  in Colombia include UN agencies, INGOs, Red Cross movement, NGOs, civil society organizations and donors. The FSNC in Colombia shares information with the government entities in charge of emergencies and participates in meetings, forums and other food security and nutrition coordination structures.