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31 Oct 2008 description

From the Editor

Issue 34 of Field Exchange has a special focus on infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IFE) and is dedicated to the memory of Tom Marchione.

Leading the IFE 'show' is an extended field article from the UNICEF team in Indonesia, sharing their IFE experiences in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2006. On reading the piece you may well get that 'deja-vu' feeling - mass arrival and untargeted distribution of infant formula, milk powder, and commercial baby foods to mothers and children. Monitoring was almost non-existent.

08 Feb 2007 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 9 February2007 (IRIN) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has suggested major reforms in the way food aid is managed and distributed in its annual report.

"In many cases, food aid is used because it is the only available resource, not because it is the best solution to the problem at hand.

03 Dec 2002 description
report UN Security Council

40 Million People at Risk of Starvation, Says Head of World Food Programme;
More Consistent Humanitarian Funding, Investment in Agriculture Urgently Needed
SC/7582

17 Apr 1998 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme