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Report of a Workshop on the Improvement of the Nutrition of Refugees and Displaced People in Africa, Machakos, Kenya, 5-7 December 1994. (November 1995)

The meeting report is available from the SCN free-of-charge. The published report with full background documentation will be available shortly from the Applied Human Nutrition Programme (ANP), Nairobi. Includes chapters on: Quantity and Quality of General Rations, Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies, Selective Feeding Programmes, Public Health Issues Relating to Nutrition, Information Systems, Training, and Follow-Up.

Update on the Nutrition Situation, 1994 (November 1994)

Chapter 1: Overview; Chapter 2: Recent Nutrition Trends in 14 Countries: Chapter 3: The Nutrition Situation of Refugee and Displaced Populations.

Refugee Nutrition Information System Reports of the Nutrition Situation of Refugee and Displaced Populations. Every 2 months. #12, 13 October 1995, #13, 12 December 1995.

Copies of these publications can be obtained by contacting the ACC/SCN Secretariat. For books, a charge of US$10 - $20 per copy - price depending on size of volume and number of copies ordered (a discount is available) - will be made to those requesting from Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, and North America, to help cover costs. Copies of SCN News, and the Refugee Nutrition Information System, are available free-of-charge worldwide.

Items in SCN News may be reproduced without prior permission, but please attribute to the ACC/SCN.

SCN News is normally issued twice-yearly by the Secretariat of the UN ACC Sub-Committee on Nutrition.

Your contribution to future issues would be welcome. Please send us items for inclusion in “News and Views”, “Programme News” and/or “Publications”. Letters to the Editor for possible publication in future issues are also most welcome. SCN News aims to help the sharing of experience in nutrition.

If you wish to receive additional copies of SCN News, or would like to suggest other names to be added to our distribution list, please write to us.

Dr John B Mason, Technical Secretary, ACC/SCN, c/o WHO Headquarters, 20, Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Fax: (41 22) 798 8891 Phone: (41 22) 791 0456 Email: [email protected]

Dr Richard Jolly, Chairman, ACC/SCN, Special Advisor to the Administrator of UNDP (from 1st February 1996), UNDP, 1 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. UNDP Phone: (1 212) 906 5786 Fax: (1 212) 826 2057

Edited by John Mason, Assistant Editor Viki Elliot, with contributions from Fiona O’Reilly. We are most grateful for contributions as shown in Sources after articles.

SCN News aims to provide information for those concerned with international nutrition. Publication of items in SCN News does not imply endorsement of views given, nor necessarily the official positions taken, by the ACC/SCN and its member agencies. The status of quotes and other material is generally indicated in the text and/or sources.

Included with this issue: “Mothers & Children” published by the Clearinghouse on Infant Feeding and Maternal Nutrition. Special Issue for the Fourth World Conference on Women. The issue includes a contribution by the ACC/SCN on “Maternal Nutrition and Health: A Summary of Research on Birthweight” (p.14-17)