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eBrief: Nutrition in Emergencies

Nutritional status can deteriorate within a matter of weeks. Therefore, it is important to understand what the precrisis nutrition situation was and to anticipate what could be the effects of the crisis.

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In a crisis situation, regular community practices, care for children and healthcare are disturbed. Even within healthy populations, being faced with nutrition insecurity during an emergency could result in acute malnutrition and threaten lives. If acute malnutrition prevalence exceeds certain established thresholds, the situation is considered as a nutrition emergency.

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English

Year

2019

Purpose

Concept Paper

Subjects

Humanitarian Assistance

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Nutrition

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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V., Sparkasse KölnBonn IBAN DE15 3705 0198 0000 0011 15, BIC COLSDE33