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Once a nutrition situation analysis has been completed, the magnitude of nutritional needs will need to be assessed to feed into the broader Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) process. This module serves as a guide for discussions and consensus-building on nutritional needs analysis in crisis situations and response planning and monitoring, whether the IASC Cluster system has been activated or not. 

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the steps for calculating the number of People in Need (PiN) for the nutrition sector 


This module is an intermediary-level course aimed at anyone who is interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in nutrition information management and cluster coordination in humanitarian contexts, and who needs to coordinate and collaborate with humanitarian architecture on this topic. It is part of the recommended learning path for national IMOs and cluster coordinators aiming to progress to senior-level roles.


It should take you about 35 minutes to complete this self-paced course. 


This course is composed of a single short self-paced animated module, including various examples and activities. 



Lesson 1: Defining key figures for the HNO and subsequent Humanitarian Response Plan
10 mins

Lesson 2: Overview of People in Need (PiN) formulas for the nutrition sector
15 mins

Lesson 3: Inputs to Humanitarian Response Plan
10 mins


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