Emotional stimulation in the context of emergency food interventions

Mangement of severe acute malnutrition through the provision of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is the mainstay of nutrition interventions in emergencies together with food aid and supplementary feeding.¬†However, some¬†research suggests that the long term benefits of these interventions are vastly increased when combined with interventions to strengthen psychosocial bonding between caregiver (usually the mother) and… Read more

Alternative education: filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations – education in emergencies and reconstruction

Children in emergency situations, especially those affected by conflict, have a wide range of educational needs depending on their context. They may have missed part or all of their education or at the very least their education has been disrupted. In addition, all children in emergencies require specific skills and knowledge to help them to… Read more

Nutrition for Under 2s

Nutrition and nurturing during the first years of life are both crucial for life-long health and well-being. Malnutrition is responsible, directly or indirectly for about one third of deaths among children under five. Well above two thirds of these deaths, often associated with inappropriate feeding practices, occur during the first year of life. Breastfeeding is… Read more