Refugee Nutrition Information System (RNIS), No. 26 - Report on the Nutrition Situation of Refugee and Displaced Populations

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United Nations
Sub-Committee on Nutrition

26 March 1999

This report is issued on the general responsibility of the Secretariat of the U.N.'s ACC/Sub-Committee on Nutrition; the material it contains should not be regarded as necessarily endorsed by, or reflecting the official positions of the ACC/SCN and its U.N. member agencies. The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ACC/SCN or its U.N. member agencies concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

This report was compiled by Arabella Duffield, ACC/SCN Secretariat, with the help of Helen Young and Susanne Jaspars.

We would like to thank all those agencies who contributed information to this report, particularly:
ACF, CAD, CONCERN, ECHO, FAO, FSAU, IRC, Medair, Merlin, MSF-Belgium, MSF-France, MSF-Holland, OLS, OXFAM, RI, SCF-UK, SCF-US, UNHCR, USAID, WFP, World Vision

If you have information to contribute to forthcoming reports, or would like to request back issues of the Reports on the Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Populations (RNIS), please contact:

Arabella Duffield
RNIS Coordinator
ACC/Sub-Committee on Nutrition
20, avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27

Tel: +(41-22) 791.04.56
Fax: +(41-22) 798.88.91

Funding support is gratefully acknowledged from CIDA, DFA (Ireland), NORAD, DFID (UK), UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP.
This report was prepared with support from the United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global programs, Field Support and Research, Office of Nutrition under the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring (IMPACT) Project, Contract No. DAN-5110-C-00-0013-00

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Asia - Selected Situations


Listing of Sources for March 1999 RNIS Report *26

Tables and Figures

UNHCR/WFP Guidelines for Selective Feeding Programmes in Emergency Situations