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Micronutrients in Emergencies

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  • Patrick Webb
  • Andrew Thorne-Lyman
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    This chapter explores two main aspects of the micronutrient problem as it relates to entitlements in humanitarian emergencies: the diseases that arise directly or indirectly as a result of vitamin and mineral deficiencies often fatal in their own right; and knowledge, or awareness, of micronutrient concerns (and solutions) among income poor households. The delivery of nutrients in emergencies is a key aspect of all relief operations today, but that in itself is insufficient without empowering beneficiaries with knowledge related to the importance of micronutrients, food sources of those micronutrients, and greater capacity to act on such knowledge in both crisis and non-crisis settings.

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    Paper provided by Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in its series Working Papers in Food Policy and Nutrition with number 32.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:fsn:wpaper:32

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    Keywords: Micronutrients; emergency;

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    1. Tefft, James F. & Keita, Daouda & Wise, Victoria & Kelly, Valerie A. & Staatz, John M., 2003. "Mali's Rural Communes: A Potential Catalyst for Improving Child Nutrition?," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 11442, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    2. Steven A. Block & Lynnda Keiss & Patrick Webb & S. Kosen & Regina Moench-Pfanner & Martin W. Bloem & C. Peter Timmer, 2002. "Did Indonesia's Cries of 1997/98 Affect Child Nutrition? A Cohort Decomposition Analysis of National Nutrition Surveillance Data," Working Papers in Food Policy and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 05, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
    3. Webb, Patrick & Block, Steven, 2004. "Nutrition Information and Formal Schooling as Inputs to Child Nutrition," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 52(4), pages 801-20, July.
    4. von Braun, Joachim & Teklu, Tesfaye & Webb, Patrick (ed.), 1999. "Famine in Africa: Causes, responses, and prevention," IFPRI books, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), number 0-8018-6121-7.
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