NiE (and cross-cutting issues)

This is a brief selection of nutrition in emergencies related documents. Additional NiE technical resources and publications can be found through GNC partner websites:

ENN
WFP
CMAM forum
FANTA
Cash Learning Partnership
Micronutrient Initiative
Save the Children
Action Contra La Faim
UNICEF
WHO

For any resources that are not available here but that you feel should be, please send feedback to: gnc@unicef.org.

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November 4, 2014
Electronic transfers, or e-transfers, are a form of value transfer that relies on digital payment systems. The great many benefits they can realise for aid recipients and aid agencies alike in terms of increased security, convenience, privacy, speed, reduced operational/transaction costs and logistics, etc. have been widely documented. Equally, many aid agencies have experienced challenges …
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November 4, 2014
Led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) with support from Concern Worldwide, this research aims to answer the key question: Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional manual based cash delivery methods, and under what conditions? Cash is increasingly offered to households in humanitarian emergencies as an alternative to in-kind aid. Under certain conditions cash may have advantages over …
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November 4, 2014
In cash transfer programming, electronic transfers (e-transfers) offer a digital replacement for paper vouchers or physical cash. This guide provides guidance and tools for teams considering, or already using, e-transfers in humanitarian programs. While the guide was designed for Mercy Corps team members, we hope that it will be a resource for the wider humanitarian …
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November 4, 2014
The purpose of this Good Practice Review is to provide practitioners with information on emerging good practice in the use of Fresh Food Vouchers (FFV), as well as practical examples from the field. In the Introduction, the GPR reiterates the nature of a fresh food voucher and explains some advantages and disadvantages to using the …
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November 4, 2014
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) manages public works programmes to provide transfers to vulnerable, food-insecure and/or crisis-affected households in return for the provision of labour (particularly through labour-intensive construction and rehabilitation projects). The two main objectives of public works programmes are to: provide income opportunities and increase consumption of goods build or repair assets …
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November 4, 2014
Cash-for-Work is a short-term intervention used by humanitarian assistance organizations to provide temporary employment in public projects (such as repairing roads, clearing debris or re-building infrastructure) to the most vulnerable segments of a population. The methodology is relatively new, but its use has become increasingly common in food insecure, disaster-affected or post-conflict environments. In this …
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October 30, 2014
Updated main points of the guidance document on infant feeding in the context of Ebola dated  August 22nd 2014 are summarised below. This version dated September 19th 2014 replaces the earlier guidance note. Guidance produced through informal consultation involving UNICEF technical advisors at HQ, regional & country levels; WHO Infant and Young Child Feeding and Ebola specialists; CDC …
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October 30, 2014
Infant feeding and Ebola Outbreak. This question was posted in the en-net for discussion
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October 30, 2014
This interim guideline provides recommendations on nutritional support to adults and paediatric patients in Ebola treatment unit (ETUs). It highlights the key clinical problems in patients affected by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that would interfere with nutritional status and support of patients; what the nutritional needs are; and what nutritional support should be given in …
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October 30, 2014
What should be the nutritional support to adult patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in treatment centres in West Africa? This question was posted in en-net forum for open discussion.
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