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Very helpful would be companies able to donate and/or deliver food and other supplies to sites where displaced persons are staying.

The following items are especially urgently:

  • Blankets
  • Toiletries, hygiene items (soap, antiseptic creams, sanitary pads, etc.)
  • Baby producsts — in particular:
    • Nappies
    • Formula feed
    • Baby food
    • Bottles
    • etc.
  • Food (esp. bread, non-perishable items like tinned food)


About your request for donations of formula feed and baby food .

To all TAC staff and those concerned
About the risks of donations of infant formula and breastmilk substitutes including bottles and teats
And the need for skilled support for breastfeeding hand in hand with careful and targeted support for non-breastfed infants

I would like to draw your urgent attention to International Guidance on how to best protect and support infant feeding in emergency situations :
Operational Guidance on Infand feeding in emergencies (available on the web site of the Emergency Nutrition Network, also available on the WHO World Health Organisation website on ).
As quoted in the guidance:
Donations of infant formula and bottles are not needed and may put infant health at risk. Breastmilk substitutes should only be provided where recognised criteria are met and linked to education and provision of additional resources such as water, fuel, cooking equipement and cups. Infant formula should only be targeted to infants requiring it as determined from assessment by a qualified health or nutrition worker trained in breastfeeding and infant feeding issues. Any interventions to support non breastfed infants should always include a component to protect and provide skilled support for breastfed infants as well.

You will find additional information on infant feeding in emergencies on the ENN website, and on the IBFAN website at
Please do not hesitate to contact the following persons for additional information:
Rebecca Norton at IBFAN GIFA
Marie McGrath at Emergency Nutrition Network


Maize (mieliepap) is a basic need