The sudden and massive reduction in food availability associated with displacement immediately affects the nutritional status of refugees. The first response is intervention through the implementation of general food distribution to ensure refugees have access to the required food ration. A general feeding program is the first line of intervention and the highest priority when a refugee population does not have access to sufficient food to meet its nutritional requirements. If the recommended adequate ration of 2100 kcal/person/day is not available, malnutrition levels may escalate.
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