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These terms will help you understand the reality of emergency intervention and humanitarian aid.

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Wasting means being dangerously underweight as a consequence of loss of fat and muscle mass. Wasting is usually caused by low nutrient intake and loss of nutrients due to illness.

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WASH is an acronym (used as noun by aid workers) and stands for water supply, sanitation and hygiene. WASH programs promote good personal and environmental hygiene in order to protect health.

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Stunting children are too short for their age. Stunting is a consequence (or adaptation strategy) to chronic children malnutrition and/or repeated acute infections.

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Shelters are temporary housing structures built during humanitarian emergencies. Shelters characteristics vary according to local availability of materials, culture and climate. At minimum, shelters ...

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Selective feeding programmes provide extra food for the malnourished and at-risk groups in addition to the general ration.

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In humanitarian settings and within the UNHCR mandate, a refugee is defined as: any person who is outside his/her country of origin and who is unwilling or unable to return there or to avail ...

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In humanitarian response, protection refers to the role of agencies in ensuring respect for and fulfilment of the rights articulated in the Humanitarian Charter, including access to assistance.

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