Non-food items and the needs of women and girls in emergencies

Brigitte Rohwerder | 16 May 2014 | 0 comments

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Report by the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)

Emergencies disrupt daily life and often cause the displacement of populations, with the loss of many of their possessions. In such situations humanitarian organisations step in to provide the basic necessities of life and restore people’s dignity. 

However, during these emergencies women and girls face a number of differing needs, threats, and situations which need to be considered in any response. Part of the response includes the provision of various non-food items (NFIs). 

This rapid review seeks to draw upon studies, lessons learnt, evaluations, and expert and beneficiary feedback to establish what NFIs best meet the basic and protection needs of women and girls in emergency situations.

Read the full report here.

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