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The food insecurity crisis in Eastern Africa could affect up to 50 million people this year, and is driven by many factors – with the climate crisis, armed conflict (both localised and the war in Ukraine), global economic contractures and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 all contributing.  

Unfortunately, the drivers of this crisis are not likely to improve in the short term, and the cyclical nature of the climate crisis in particular is likely to result in further food insecurity emergencies affecting the health, wellbeing and futures of people in the years to come.  It is essential for humanitarian and research communities to work together to identify system level solutions to prevent households and communities from falling into crisis, to avoid the long-term impacts of food insecurity.   

We are seeking proposals for a “Health in Food Insecure Contexts Rapid Literature Review “.


This rapid literature review will respond to an evidence-gap identified by humanitarian actors in the Horn of Africa. It seeks to answer the question of how malnutrition and food insecurity increases risks of disease, maternal and child morbidity and mortality, and violence. 

The findings of the review will be used by a range of health actors including WHO, NGOs and Ministries of Health in countries with high food insecurity.  We aim to have the results available by the end of March 2023, so the findings can be used as soon as possible. 

More information on the activities and timeline can be found within the full Request for Proposal document. 


Please review the full Request for Proposal (RFP) documents (and applicable annexes) below before submitting proposals.  

The application deadline for this Request for Proposal has been extended to 12:00pm GMT 6 January 2023

We will not be able to consider incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline. 

More information on the background, objectives and deliverables of each consultancy can be found in the RFP documents below. 

Submit applications: FAO Gillian McKay to r2hc@elrha.org 


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