Evidence Aid Newsletter: 31 January 2024

Welcome to Evidence Aid’s January newsletter.

This month we are highlighting a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people globally: food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly among displaced populations and refugees. Currently, conflict in Gaza has led the city’s entire population – around 2.3 million – to face crisis levels of hunger, with 576,600 people at catastrophic levels. Restricted humanitarian access to the area means there is an increasing risk of famine. Similarly, conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused over 5.6 million people to be displaced from their homes, and more than 25 million people in DRC face emergency levels of food insecurity. In Yemen, one of the world’s most food-insecure countries, 17 million people face food insecurity, particularly children and pregnant women, who are facing high levels of acute malnutrition. From these examples and many other food crises around the world, it is clear that hunger is primarily driven by conflict.

As such, this month’s newsletter links to several relevant Evidence Aid summaries about food security interventions for refugees, nutrition interventions for women and children in conflict settings, and treatment and management of acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries.

Evidence Aid summaries related to food insecurity and malnutrition 

Food security interventions for refugees

Citation: Nisbet C, et al. Food Security Interventions among Refugees around the Globe: A Scoping Review. Nutrients. 2022;14(3):522.

Delivery of nutrition interventions to women and children in conflict settings in low- and middle-income countries

Citation: Shah S, et al. Delivering nutrition interventions to women and children in conflict settings: a systematic review. BMJ Global Health. 2021;6(4):e004897.

Managing acute malnutrition in children under five years of age in low-income and middle-income countries

Citation: Das JK, et al. Effectiveness of Interventions for Managing Acute Malnutrition in Children under Five Years of Age in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients 2020;12:116.

Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income settings

Citation: Lenters LM, et al. Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income settings: A systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi process. BMC Public Health, 2013;13(Suppl 3):1-15

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