The U.N. has declared the global hunger emergency the largest work spans from responding to emergencies to enabling people to sustainably increase productivity, access markets, build resilience to climate change, and ensure the nutrition of their families.
We follow the UN Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) definition of food security:
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
We provide food assistance to prevent loss of life and to contribute to the rehabilitation of local food and market systems. We promote livelihood strategies that protect, recover and strengthen individuals’ and households’ abilities to earn a living. To prevent repeated displacement, we support engagement in social and economic opportunities that reinforce the adaptive capacity of systems, individuals, families and communities affected by displacement.
Meeting basic needs/livelihoods provisioning
Protect and stabilize affected households against further effects of risks and crisis by ensuring access to adequate and appropriate nutritious food. Provide other essential livelihood needs required for survival.