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Read ENN’s Report on MMS in Humanitarian Emergencies

21 March 2024 – Today, HMHB member, the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) released its new report, Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Humanitarian Emergencies –  A State of Play. The report examines the details of the implementation and barriers to successful scale-up of MMS in emergency settings.


Women and girls are disproportionately affected by conflict and crises due to their increased nutritional needs and vulnerabilities. Delivering MMS through antenatal care platforms offers an effective solution to improve the nutrition and health of these vulnerable pregnant women and adolescent girls. The report provides a brief background to MMS, with key evidence, and policies, a summary of the humanitarian system for nutrition programming, survey results of MMS utilization, and an analysis of the barriers and opportunities for scaling MMS in humanitarian emergencies along with two case studies from  Somalia and Pakistan.

The report has been authored by Philip James, Kate Sadler, and Amir Samnani (Emergency Nutrition Network, Kidlington, UK) and Emily Mates (UNICEF, New York, USA) with support from UNICEF, Eleanor Crook Foundation and Irish Aid.