Category: General food distribution (GFD)
It is extremely difficult to address urban food emergencies through traditional general ration programmes. The logistic and targeting challenges are particularly daunting. The market support programme described in this article demonstrates an alternative type of intervention which circumvents many of these difficulties. This type of programme may also be suited to certain rural contexts and may offer a model for future programming (Ed).
Issue 23, November 2004 (page 3)
Nutritionists from six NGOs working in Bahr-El-Ghazal, South Sudan, met in Lokichoggio in August 1998 to act on their mounting concern over the management of nutrition responses to the current crisis.
Issue 5, October 1998 (page 15)
Many international NGOs make a long term commitment to communities with whom they are engaged in development programmes.
Issue 8, November 1999 (page 24)
The current conflict in Darfur, Sudan started in 2003. Since then, large-scale violence has decreased but fighting and attacks continue over large parts of the territory despite ongoing peace building efforts.
Issue 33, June 2008 (page 31)
The tragic events leading to the expulsion of 800,000 Albanian Kosovars between March and June 1999 during the Nato air-campaign are well known.
Issue 8, November 1999 (page 15)
DFID commissioned an evaluation of the community–managed targeting programme in Singida and Dodoma regions of Central Tanzania in May 1999.
Issue 7, July 1999 (page 20)
Summary of published research.
Issue 22, July 2004 (page 8)
Food may be distributed in many different ways but the method of distribution will, to a large extent, depend on the eligible groups and the method for identifying them. Distribution points may be developed using existing buildings, e.g. health centres, schools.
Supplement 1, July 2004 (page 17)
Summary of Evaluation.
Issue 20, November 2003 (page 20)
This article details Save the Children UK’s (SC UK) perception of the build up to the Southern Africa crisis and charts key moments in the response of the international humanitarian community.
Issue 18, March 2003 (page 28)
Mandera is one of three districts in the North-eastern Province of Kenya. It is an area prone to drought and food insecurity and has a population of 131,000 with 37,900 estimated as living in Central Mandera.
Issue 5, October 1998 (page 10)
This article shares the positive experiences and challenges of wet food programming in the urban setting of Mogadishu, Somalia, where there is ongoing and escalating insecurity and little alternative to meet the needs of a population in acute need.
Issue 37, November 2009 (page 3)
Bararud lies about 40 miles north west of Wau town in the Bahr el Ghazal region of Southern Sudan.
Issue 7, July 1999 (page 3)
The last edition of Field Exchange included an account of discussions on how food aid should be targeted in the siege town of Huambo situated in the Plan Alto region of Angola.
Issue 11, December 2000 (page 26)
Published Lancet letters.
Issue 3, January 1998 (page 9)
Summary of assessment.
Issue 20, November 2003 (page 6)
In 1998, UNICEF initiated a supplementary feeding program for pregnant women in the Kigoma/Kagera refugee program of Western Tanzania.
Issue 12, April 2001 (page 25)
Global food aid deliveries reached a record low in 2007. They declined by 15% to 5.9 million tons, the lowest level since 1961.
Issue 34, October 2008 (page 4)
In the past, little emphasis has been placed on monitoring what happens to food aid after it has reached the distribution point. Donor reporting has been limited to the delivery of food to its intended destination (Jaspars and Young, 1995). For this reason, “good systems of monitoring and evaluation, to establish whether food aid is indeed reaching intended beneficiaries (and at reasonable cost of delivery), are disturbingly rare.” (Barrett, 2002).
Supplement 1, July 2004 (page 22)
Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) is a political and organisational arrangement which allows humanitarian assistance to reach war-affected populations.
Issue 1, May 1997 (page 20)
Summary of published paper.
Issue 11, December 2000 (page 7)
In 1996, nearly 60% of all households in B&H were receiving humanitarian food. By January 1997, this figure had decreased, but an impressive 45% of the population was still included in free food distributions.
Issue 3, January 1998 (page 25)
Angola has been at war for almost 3 decades. This has had a profound influence at all levels of the country’s infrastructure: economic, social, public, commercial, political and military.
Issue 10, July 2000 (page 17)
Since 1986, Nutriset has been very involved in seeking practical solutions for the development of quality nutritional products.
Issue 32, January 2008 (page 14)
Summary of Published Paper.
Issue 4, June 1998 (page 6)
We find Mr. Gettier’s letter concerning our article, “Sales of food aid as sign of distress, not excess” (Field Exchange Issue 4), distressing.
Issue 6, February 1999 (page 21)
A recent ACC/SCN working group meeting in Oslo brought together nutritionists with an extensive experience of emergency programmes, representatives from donor governments responsible for, or with knowledge of, emergency food resource mobilisation and resource mobilisers from the ICRC and WFP.
Issue 4, June 1998 (page 19)
This article shares some of ACF’s recent experiences in food distribution in Indonesia which, in particular, raises some interesting issues on self-targeting strategies in conflict affected areas.
Issue 17, November 2002 (page 24)
Over 200000 Rwandan refugees crossed the border into Tanzania in a 24 hour period following the tragic genocide in early 1994. Refugees walked through Rosomo Bridge to Ngara district which is 20 kms away from the border.
Issue 3, January 1998 (page 18)
Stated a recent review of interventions to prevent scurvy occurring amongst refugees and other emergency affected populations.
Issue 1, May 1997 (page 10)
This article describes practical problems in preparing therapeutic milk in a hospital-based setting and makes some suggestions to resolve them.
Issue 32, January 2008 (page 13)
Summary of a report.
Issue 13, August 2001 (page 22)
Summary of Unpublished Study.
Issue 16, August 2002 (page 6)
Summary of review.
Issue 37, November 2009 (page 11)
During the last two weeks of August 1998 it hardly rained in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Issue 7, July 1999 (page 22)
WFP recently commissioned an evaluation of the 1990- 1995 'period of WFP emergency operations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote dIvoire.
Issue 1, May 1997 (page 19)
An internal evaluation.
Issue 5, October 1998 (page 24)