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Supportive Spaces for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. Technical Brief September 2020.

Author: Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM)
Year: 2020
Resource type: Report

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About this brief

In 2019, the Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition1 (GTAM) examined technical challenges commonly faced by Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) practitioners and the gaps in knowledge and guidance contributing to these challenges. The related report2 highlighted a lack of clarity amongst practitioners on differences between Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Corners and Mother Baby Areas (MBAs), and on resources available to guide implementation as one of the priority gaps.

Who is it for?

This technical brief aims to start addressing this above gap by providing an overview of existing knowledge, guidance3 and tools related to supportive spaces. It is designed for practitioners and programmers considering implementing IYCF corners and MBAs to inform them of the available resources and tools and to help guide implementation. This case study was developed through a desk review of available resources and tools as well as key informant interviews.

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https://gtam.nutritioncluster.net/
2 https://www.ennonline.net/resource/baselinetechnicalneeds2019
3 This technical brief is based on existing guidance, particularly the Baby Friendly Spaces Manual (Action Against Hunger, 2014), Supporting Breastfeeding in Emergencies: The Use of Baby Friendly Tents (World Vision, 2011) and Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IFE Core Group, 2017)

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