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close this bookEmergency Supplementary Feeding Programmes - Good Practice Review 2 (ODI, 1995, 122 p.)
close this folder6. Typical Scenarios
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View the document6.1 Refugee camps: early stages of displacement
View the document6.2 Refugee camps: stabilised populations
View the document6.3 Camps for internally displaced populations
View the document6.4 Non-camp: rural resident populations
View the document6.5 Non-camp: displaced populations
View the document6.6 Urban: resident populations
View the document6.7 Urban: displaced populations



This section presents seven scenarios which are broadly representative of the majority of emergency SFP situations faced by relief personnel. A number of practical issues which are specific (although not exclusively) to each scenario are then highlighted. The scenarios come under three broad headings: camp populations, rural populations and urban populations. Cutting across these three contexts is conflict, which can have profound impacts on programme design and implementation. Ways in which programmes can be affected by, and modified to take account of, conflict situations are discussed for each of three broad headings.

The principal benefit of such an approach is that information can be conveyed in a way which is more accessible to non-specialists than would be possible using a more generalised approach. However, there are drawbacks. First, a few typical scenarios cannot cover all possible types of situation likely to be faced by field staff. Second, scenarios which are typical are not necessarily mutually exclusive. However, it is hoped that readers may be able to find information relevant to their own circumstances which will help them to participate in discussions on the design and implementation of emergency SFPs.