Tags: nutrition

Rwanda, Burundi – A story about nutrition

The story is set in a mix of rural Rwanda and Burundi, it follows a mother’s narration of her children Kanyange and Kagabo going through varying levels of malnutrition. The story is meant to create awareness on the symptoms, treatment and the elements of a balanced diet.

The Sphere Project Handbook

The Sphere Handbook is designed for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation during humanitarian response. It is also an effective advocacy tool when nego­tiating for humanitarian space and for the provision of resources with authorities. Furthermore, it is useful for disaster preparedness activities and contingency planning, with donors increasingly including the standards in their reporting requirements. …

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Food security and nutrition policy

This policy establishes the basis of Red Cross and Red Crescent action in food security. It applies to all types of food security programming i.e. risk reduction, disaster preparedness, response or recovery at local, national, regional and international levels whether carried out by a single branch of a National Society, by an individual National Society …

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Nutrition Guidelines

The nutrition guidelines contain information and advice on globally accepted best practices to combat malnutrition and is intended to support “evidence-based programming” (i.e., interventions that are proven by careful research to be successful in achieving the intended objectives). The guidelines are to be used by National Societies for awareness-raising, capacity-building and integration into National Society …

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Environmental disaster: Linking partners to tuberculosis prevention around the Aral Sea

The Aral Sea has shrunk to just one third of its original size over the past three decades, creating a humanitarian disaster for millions of people who live around its shores. As ecological and economic stability have crumbled, thirst, malnutrition and disease have followed. This case study presents the extensive programme of humanitarian food aid …

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Swaziland: good food security practices to share and replicate

This publication provides an overview of the various sustainable nutrition-enhancing and revenue-generating projects undertaken by the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society, in association with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Finnish Red Cross, and examines their merits, as well as the challenges encountered, leading to recommendations for those who …

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Namibia Red Cross’ integrated food security intervention

The Namibia Red Cross introduced an integrated food security project in 2011 in order to address food availability and access as well as malnutrition and poverty within its programme areas. This was implemented as part of the National Society’s broader disaster management programme in partnership with government ministries and other international and local organizations. The …

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