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Nutrition Vulnerability and Situation Analysis Gaza

27 Feb 2024

This Report documents the deteriorating nutrition situation during the first 120 days of the current war. It outlines the findings of a nutrition situation analysis carried out in Gaza between December 2023–January 2024 and fills a crucial gap in nutrition data, where none had previously been available. This analysis was conducted by a task force on Global Nutrition Information Systems in Emergencies under the leadership of the Global Nutrition Cluster to support the State of Palestine’s National Nutrition Cluster to analyse the nutrition situation in Gaza, with a focus on infants, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women. The findings from the analysis show a sharp escalation in the drivers of malnutrition: food insecurity; lack of diet diversity; deteriorating infant and young child feeding practices; lack of access to safe water and sanitation; widespread disease; and a collapsed health system. This has severe consequences for those most vulnerable to malnutrition, including young children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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