An international workshop with 105 participants
from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry, United States Government,
academia, and development assistance agencies was held to discuss and recommend
strategies to improve the nutritional quality of diets for refugees and
displaced persons in emergency and relief situations. Over the past two
decades, frequently cited evidence has drawn attention to the inadequate
levels of calories, vitamins, and minerals in food aid, and nutritional
deficiency diseases are still too often prevalent in relief situations.