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This is the ninth in a series of short books which are the result of a year-long process of reflection and learning by Oxfam’s staff in East Africa. The series aims to fill a gap identified by those staff, that of practical guidance presented in a simple style for those working in the field on operational emergency projects. The purpose of this book is to give a general introduction to the principles and practicalities of registration and distribution. It describes the principles of effective distribution and the practical steps involved and then looks in more detail at the distribution of both food and non-food items.

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