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This White Paper is the result of contributions from a wide range of Action Against Hunger | ACF International
staff membes and senio manaes in its headquates in London, Madid, Montéal and Pais, and eld
programmes around the world. The document was prepared by Dr. Ellen Girerd-Barclay, Public Health andNutrition Advisor to ACF, based on a working draft by Claire de Menezes. The technical contributions fromRebecca Brown and Amador Gomez are gratefully acknowledged. Bernadette Cichon, Nutrition Researcher,
atheed bacound infomation, developed tables and desined ues. The document was developed un
-der the general direction and vision of Mariana Merelo Lobo, Samuel Hauenstein Swan and Jean-Michel Grandof ACF-UK.
Action Against Hunger | ACF International is a global humanitarian organisation committed to ending hungerand acute malnutrition. ACF works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communitieswith sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emer-
ency situations of conict, natual disaste and chonic food insecuity, ACF uns life-savin poammes insome 40 counties benettin 5 million people each yea. Ou ultimate oal is to ealise ou vision of a woldwithout hune, a wold in which all childen and adults have sufcient food and wate, equitable access to
the resources that sustain life, and are able to attain these with dignity. ACF believes that acute malnutritionis a problem too great to ignore.
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