Emergencies in Urban Settings: A Technical Review of Food-Based Options, FFP Occasional Paper 6

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This paper examines 11 common food-based programs to highlight advantages, disadvantages, targeting, and implementation modalities in the urban context. The types of programs included are targeted household food distribution; Food for Work; Food for Training; wet feeding; community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM); supplementary feeding in maternal and child health and nutrition programs; institutional feeding for street children, orphans, and other vulnerable groups; school feeding; food support to child care facilities; market assistance; and support to national strategic food reserves. The paper also presents tools to help determine the most appropriate interventions and approaches for given settings.

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