Infant and Young Children Feeding in Emergencies Guidance for Programming

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ECHO, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

This guidance is based on relevant guidance relating to Infant and Young Children Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E), particularly: Operational Guidance (IFE 2007), Sphere Standards 2011 and the international code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes (WHO 1981 and subsequent resolutions). This document offers a guidance to general practitioners on how to ensure that the specific needs of the infants and young children are assessed and addressed adequately into programming. It also includes a checklist for integrating IYCF considerations in emergency with key references included at the end of the document for more in-depth guidance.

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