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Food-Security Assessments in Emergencies: a Livelihoods Approach

This paper describes the theory and practice of Oxfam GB’s livelihoods approach to assessing food security in emergencies. A livelihoods approach simply means emergency programming aimed at supporting livelihoods, as well as saving lives. In terms of food-security assessments, a livelihoods approach involves assessing the longer-term risks to livelihoods, as well as short-term nutritional or lifethreatening risks.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Humanitarian Practice Network
Global Cluster(s): 
Food Security
Original Publication Date: 
01 Jun 2001
Document type: 
Analysis Report
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