Bringing humanitarian and development frameworks, financing and programmes closer together

In by Avani Duggaraju


Emergency Nutrition Network



This case study focuses on nutrition resilience and the humanitarian development nexus (HDN) in Somalia. Researchers carried out a series of interviews, field work, and meetings in Nairobi, Mogadishu, and the Dollow District, in order to analyze what opportunities are available in these areas to increase nutrition resilience through the strengthening of the humanitarian development nexus. For the purposes of this piece, nutrition resilience is defined as the ability to maintain adequate nutrition levels when faced with a type of “shock”. It was found that the expansion of nutrition resilience programs in Somalia offer opportunities for the nutrition sector to become more clear on the importance of such and to measure the impact.