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A Rapid Assessment of Nutrition in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar, Indonesia, Three Weeks After the Tsunami

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  • Ali H. Mokdad
  • David Hipgrave
  • Claudia Hudspeth
  • Herman Sudiman
  • Sunarno R. Widjojo
  • Zulfi Chairul
  • Efi Syafrida
  • Anna Winoto
  • Patrick Webb

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Context The Aceh province of Indonesia suffered unimaginable damage as a result of the earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004. According to the Indonesian government, more than 125000 people were killed, over 111000 persons are still missing,and over 400000 persons are currently displaced within the province. Objectives--To determine the nutritional status of internally displaced persons. Design-- A convenience sample of 614 children aged 6 months to 5 years and 334 women aged 18 to 45 years in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar.Main Outcome Measures-- Measured weight and height and self-reported health conditions.

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  • Ali H. Mokdad & David Hipgrave & Claudia Hudspeth & Herman Sudiman & Sunarno R. Widjojo & Zulfi Chairul & Efi Syafrida & Anna Winoto & Patrick Webb, 2005. "A Rapid Assessment of Nutrition in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar, Indonesia, Three Weeks After the Tsunami," Working Papers in Food Policy and Nutrition 30, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:fsn:wpaper:30
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    Keywords

    poverty; hunger; foreign aid; welfare;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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