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close this bookGuidelines for Selective Feeding Programmes in Emergency Situations (UNHCR, 1999, 25 p.)
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View the documentI. Purpose
View the documentII. Basic Principles
View the documentIII. Feeding Programme Strategy
View the documentIV. Supplementary Feeding Programmes
View the documentV. Therapeutic Feeding Programmes
View the documentVI. Monitoring and Evaluation
View the documentVII. Food Commodities for Feeding Programmes
View the documentVIII. Management Issues
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I. Purpose

1. These guidelines describe the basic principles and design elements concerning food and nutrition related aspects of Selective Feeding Programmes in Emergency and Relief situations. They are intended to provide guidance to WFP and UNHCR and other relief staff in the design, implementation and monitoring of Selective Feeding Programmes in both emergencies and protracted relief situations. The nutrition strategies addressed in these guidelines are to enable an effective response and nutrition rehabilitation. Medical and other care approaches are not dealt with in these guidelines. For more information a list of references is provided in Annex 1.

2. Every situation has individual features which lead to different objectives being set, and to different approaches to Selective Feeding Programmes. These guidelines cannot cover the wide range of situations. The type of supplementary feeding programme should therefore be designed according to the situation but should nevertheless remain in line with the frame work of these guidelines.