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close this bookCommodity Distribution, A Practical Guide for Field Staff (United Nations High Commission for Refugee, 1997, 77 p.)
close this folderVI. SPECIAL ISSUES
View the document6.1 Common questions
View the document6.2 How much to distribute when numbers are not agreed?
View the document6.3 When you do not have enough to go around
View the document6.4 Trading rations
View the document6.6 Payment in kind
View the document6.7 Retroactive distribution
View the document6.8 Sacks and other empty containers

6.7 Retroactive distribution

This question arises most often in relation to food distribution but can also relate to the distribution of consumable NFI e.g. soap. There is no automatic retroactive entitlement when full distribution of the agreed ration has not been possible, In the case of food, the decision on any retroactive distribution will be made jointly by UNHCR and WFP, taking into account the nutritional status of the beneficiaries, measures taken by them, and any liabilities incurred in coping with the shortfall, its economic impact, and the future availability of resources.