Food and Nutrition in Disasters

Guidelines prepared by the PAHO/WHO Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP).

Food Handling in Emergencies

How do disasters affect the status of food and nutrition?

What is the purpose of food aid?

What are the steps to follow in order to ensure an effective food aid program?

What are the priorities of a food aid program during disasters?

What is the proper management of food supplies?

Feeding the Victims of Disaster

How do we ensure an appropriate diet, given the circumstances?

How are food aid rations to be calculated?

What factors should be considered when preparing rations?

How can we estimate the medium-term needs for food, based on food rations?

What is the role of PAHO in food aid programs after disasters?


Department of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

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