Research shows that malnutrition and disability are closely interrelated. Children with disabilities are often at a greater risk of malnutrition, and in emergencies face significant and particular barriers to accessing life-saving relief when they need it most. More needs to be done to prevent and treat malnutrition among people with disabilities during emergencies. This workstream provides technical support, knowledge and resources to nutrition practitioners in order to more adequately and appropriately address nutrition needs among children and adults with disabilities in emergencies and helps them to create more inclusive nutrition programs.
- Provide technical support and advice to nutrition practitioners upon request
- Develop a Frequently Asked Questions guide for practitioners (available under additional resources section below)
- Curate resources on disability and nutrition in humanitarian action for practitioners
- Review Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) for disability inclusion and develop guidance and resources for practitioners to help create more inclusive plans