Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies (OG-IFE) Version 3

The OG-IFE aims to provide concise, practical guidance on how to ensure appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies. It applies to emergency preparedness, response and recovery worldwide to minimise infant and young child morbidity and/or mortality risks associated with feeding practices and to maximise child nutrition, health and development. The target populations for interventions are infants and young children aged under two years old (0-23 months) and pregnant and lactating women (PLW). 

This guide is intended for policy-makers, decision-makers and programmers working in emergency preparedness and response. It begins with a summary of key points, and is then organized into six sections of practical steps, followed by key contacts and references. The OG-IFE outlines specific policies and strategies for national and global actors, as well as organizations, and outlines the responsibilities and duties of all actors in emergency settings. The last section includes interventions, with toolkits and training programmes, that are organized by sector. 

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IFE Core Group


Food and Nutrition