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Emergencies in Urban Setting: A Technical Review of Food-Based Program Options

Organizational Authors: 
USAID,
Academy for Educational Development (AED),
FANTA
Year Published: 
2008

Although food assistance needs in urban and peri-urban areas are expected to require increased resources in the coming years, most experience with food-based programs is in rural areas. Against this backdrop, this paper examined 11 common food-based programs to highlight advantages, disadvantages, targeting, and implementation modalities in the urban context.  The paper also presented tools to help determine the most appropriate interventions and approaches for given settings.

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