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‘Getting the point’: improving food security interventions in emergencies

Date
Time (GMT +01) 16:00 16:00
Hero image description: Distribution of food and cash Lesotho Image credit:Rachel Slater and Rebecca Holmes Image license:ODI given rights

Speakers:

Claire Chastre - Save the children

Paul Harvey - ODI

Pantaleo Creti - Oxfam GB

Description

In recent years there has been a growing awareness within the humanitarian community of the need to critically review our practice in the area of food security and livelihoods in emergencies. Strengthening needs assessments and increasing the range of intervention options that we use are key elements in improving responses.

This meeting, organised by ODI and Save the Children, brought together staff from a variety of mainly UK-based NGOs, donors (DFID and SDC), WFP and researchers to learn from recent experiences of food- and cash-based programming, and to try to move towards agreement on the circumstances under which it is appropriate to undertake different food security interventions in emergencies.