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Barrier Analysis of Infant & Young Child Feeding and Maternal Nutrition Behaviors among IDPs in Northern and Southern Syria

Author: Shiromi M. Perera and Majd Alabd
Year: 2017
Resource type: Report

This Barrier Analysis (BA) assessment represents the first to ever be conducted in Syria. The assessment was requested by UNICEF in hopes that the findings could strengthen the programming efforts of the entire Nutrition Cluster in Syria. Assessments were conducted in Northern and Southern Syria to examine the determinants of three key infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and maternal nutrition behaviors that have been promoted among internally displaced people (IDP) in camp and urban settings in the Aleppo, Idlib and Dar’a Governorates, but have not shown any significant improvement: 1) exclusive breastfeeding, (2) ensuring minimum dietary diversity during complementary feeding, and (3) eating an extra meal during pregnancy. Nutrition Cluster Partner organizations in Gaziantep, Turkey were invited to undergo capacity building in the Barrier Analysis methodology and conduct three Barrier Analysis assessments to inform program activity design and advocacy.

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Shiromi M. Perera and Majd Alabd (2017). Barrier Analysis of Infant & Young Child Feeding and Maternal Nutrition Behaviors among IDPs in Northern and Southern Syria. www.ennonline.net/resources/barrieranalysiycfsyria

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