Nearly half of all deaths of children under five are attributable to undernutrition. Malnutrition is a hurdle right at the start of a child’s development. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to slow progress and risks pushing more children into malnourishment. Despite a strong position as a global leader in tackling malnutrition, the UK government’s current commitment to nutrition expires in 2020.
This document is the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) UK's recommendations to the UK Government to enable the continuation of investments, without a break in funding cycles, to ensure efficient delivery of FCDO’s nutrition programming. This is in continuation of the previous advocacy asks from ICAN UK: The key to unlocking UK aid's impact.
The UK working group of ICAN (ICAN UK) focuses specifically on improving the UK's role in addressing global malnutrition.