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Originally produced to accompany the Oxfam Feeding Kit, at the time of the large-scale famine in Ethiopia in the 1970s, this book has been expanded into a comprehensive manual for use in treating different degrees of malnutrition in emergency situations. The first part of this book describes the assessment and monitoring of the nutritional needs of the population at risk; Part Two gives detailed directions for the setting up and administration of selective and therapeutic feeding programmes. There are several useful appendices – checklists, tables, recipes, etc. This book provides all the basic, essential information for those working in the fields of health and nutrition faced with emergency relief situations.

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