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The ENN will undertake technical projects, including the development of nutrition guidance, where the project will significantly contribute to knowledge to support programming in the sector where there are significant gaps, and where the agency is open to sectoral sharing.

For example, the ENN is the insitutional home for policy guidance on infant and young child feeding in emergencies, recently partnered with UNHCR in the development of guidance on the handling of breastmilk substitutes in refugee situations and with UNHCR and UCL Institute of Global Health to support the development of guidance for the management of and treatment of anaemia in refugee populations. Click on the links below to find out more about the Guidance that the ENN has supported.

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Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for handling breast milk substitutes (BMS) in refugee settings

Donor: UNHCR Collaborators: UNHCR ENN Project leads: Marie McGrath and Chloe Angood Timeframe: January 1st- December 31st 2013 Background In emergency contexts, the risks...

FEX: Strategy Meeting on Infant Feeding in Emergencies

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FEX: New UNHCR Policy on handling Milk Products

The revised edition of the UNHCR Policy Related to the Acceptance, Distribution, and Use of Milk Products in Refugee Settings is now available. The 2006 version replaces the...

Research on the Prevention and Reduction of Anaemia and Micronutrient Deficiencies in Refugee Populations

Donor: UNHCR Collaborators: UCL Institute for Global Health ENN Project Lead: Carmel Dolan Timeframe: 2009 - 2013 Background During 2009, UNHCR commenced the...

FEX: Retrospective qualitative analysis of an infant and young child feeding intervention among refugees in Europe

Summary of MSc thesis By Alexandra Svoboda Alexandra Svoboda is a student on the MSc Nutrition for Global Health course at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...

FEX: Updated CD on IFE

A CD of Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) resources developed by the IFE Core Group and related materials has just been updated by the ENN. Version 2.0 contains: Newly...

FEX: IYCF-Friendly Framework pilot in Jordan, Bangladesh and Kenya

By Bushra Rashid, Nicki Connell and Caroline Wilkinson Bushra Rashid is working as a Nutrition Advisor in the Humanitarian Surge Team of Save the Children UK. She has been...

FEX: Postscript to 'Infant feeding in the South Asia earthquake aftermath'

Maaike's observations concur with many of our experiences around infant feeding in emergencies (IFE) in previous humanitarian interventions. Failure to include breastfeeding...

FEX: Postscript: Commentary on experiences of IYCF support in the Jordan response

By Ann Burton, Senior Public Health Officer UNHCR Jordan These two articles highlight the challenges in protecting and promoting sound infant and young child feeding (IYCF)...

en-net: Infant feeding and the European refugee crisis

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FEX: Artificial feeding in emergencies: experiences from the ongoing Syrian crisis

By Suzanne Mboya Suzanne Mboya is a consultant nutritionist. In 2014 she completed a sixth month mission supporting the Syrian crisis IYCF-E response through a partnership...

en-net: IFE-IYCN Expert

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FEX: Minimising the risks of artificial feeding in emergencies

The Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (V 2.0) specifically deals with handling breastmilk substitutes (BMS) in emergencies, including...

Resource: UNHCR policy related to the acceptance, distribution, and use of milk products in refugee settings

UNHCR policy on use of milk products in infant feeding in refugee settings. Originally written in 1989, and updated in 2006 with the help of the ENN, the IFE Core Group, and...

FEX: Regional IFE workshop in Bali

Summary of meeting1 One hundred and twelve participants from 16 countries and special territories, together with regional and international representatives of United Nations...

UNHCR Operational Guidance on the Use of Special Nutritional Products in refugee settings

Funder: UNHCR Collaborators: UCL Institute for Global Health ENN project lead: Carmel Dolan Timeframe: January 1st to December 31st 2013...

FEX: ENN’s perspective on the nutrition response in the Syria crisis

By Carmel Dolan, Marie McGrath and Jeremy Shoham Unless otherwise stated, referenced articles feature in Field Exchange 48. While the ENN's role is first and foremost to...

FEX: Barriers to infant feeding in emergencies programming in middle and high-income countries

By Mija Ververs and Cindy Hwang Mija Ververs is a Senior Associate for the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA....

FEX: Revised Operational Guidance on IFE

An updated version of the Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff and Programme Managers on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies is now available from the ENN....

en-net: Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergency Consultant

The purpose of the consultancy is to follow-up and implement all the recommendations from the assessment report, with special emphasis on the rapid establishment of baby...

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