A Joint Statement: MOPH, MOSA,
WHO, UNICEF, WFP and UNFPA
During emergencies, disease and death
rates among infants and young children are generally higher than any other
group. Children under five are most affected by poor availability of appropriate
food and water due to their nutritional needs for growth and maintenance.
The fundamental means of preventing malnutrition among infants and young
children is to ensure their optimal feeding and care.
Usually, no other food or drink other
than breast milk, not even water, is needed to meet nutritional requirements