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close this bookCoping with Natural Disasters: Role of Local Health Personnel & Community (World Health Organisation)
close this folderPart II : The aftermath
close this folderChapter 3 : Action by the community
View the documentThe coordination committee
View the documentAssessment of requirements
View the documentOutside assistance
View the documentCoordination of groups from outside
View the documentFamily groupings
View the documentTemporary shelter and sanitation
View the documentDisplaced persons
View the documentMonitoring food supplies
View the documentFood distribution
View the documentDealing with the dead
View the documentDealing with animals
View the documentPost-disaster development

Monitoring food supplies

When there is a danger of food shortages, the local authority and the community should organize a monitoring system to avoid speculation. It is a question, in particular, of monitoring arrangements for supply, storage and distribution to prevent foodstuffs disappearing from the market to be sold "under the counter" and to control prices.