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Food and Nutrition

“The right to adequate food is enshrined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

In the forced migration context, population movements often result from a complex confluence of conflict, environmental conditions and famine. After displacement occurs, food issues continue to pose challenges for relief efforts when, all too often, the recipients of assistance lack sufficient access to food or receive inadequate rations.”

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has designated 16 October as World Food Day – this date was selected to commemorate the day that the FAO was founded in 1945. It serves as a reminder of the millions of people around the world – currently, around 840 million – who suffer from chronic hunger.

Documents

Selected full-text documents on "Food and Forced Migration: Causes and Consequences" (for more, search in the Digital Library)

 

Web Resources

Selected web-based information resources (for more, search the FMO website)

Combatting Hunger

The focus of World Food Day 2003 was a call to action towards achieving the World Food Summit goal of halving the number of hungry and under-nourished people by 2015: Working Together for an International Alliance against Hunger (in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian).

 

Famine Early Warning Systems

  • FEWS NET: Famine Early Warning Systems Network (USAID)
  • GIEWS: Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (FAO) (in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese)

Emergency Food and Nutrition Assistance

The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (Sphere project). See the Food and Nutrition section. FMO have collaborated with the Sphere Project to provide online the texts listed in the bibliographies of their 2004 revised handbook.

Relevant Organizations

Contact details for organizations involved in hunger, famine, food and nutrition issues (for more, search in the Organizations Directory)

 

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Photograph of Food clinic established in the Democratic Republic of Congo to provide emergency relief to displaced families suffering from malnutrition.

Food clinic established in the Democratic Republic of Congo to provide emergency relief to displaced families suffering from malnutrition.
© 2003 WFP/Lori Waselchuk

Last updated Sep 06, 2011