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2017 - Re-thinking Emergency School Feeding : A child-centred approach (FaFo report)

​WFP’s Safety Nets and Social Protection Unit commissioned FaFo, an independent research foundation based in Norway, to review existing evidence and practice of school feeding in emergencies and draw out the key issues for WFP and other actors to consider. Based on a desk review of relevant policies and research literature, and interviews with key stakeholders, the report argues for a definition of emergency school feeding as an intervention to ensure children’s protection and food access, in support of educational goals. This approach entails a shift from an activity-centred to a beneficiary-centred intervention, where the needs of child and youth beneficiaries in emergencies guide the ways that activities and modalities are directed and adjusted.