Action - MNP and LNS distribution in the Saharawi refugee camp - Lipid-based nutrient supplementation - Infants and young children

Programme: MNP and LNS distribution in the Saharawi refugee camp

Programme description

During a 2009 Joint Assessment Mission conducted by WFP & UNHCR, it was recommended
that a micronutrient supplementation program was started. The products selected were: Nutributter and MNP.

Why micronutrients?
- The iron tablets and drops are culturally non accepted in the Saharawi community.
- Food insecurity (poor food basket and food diversification, no livelihood opportunities)
- Weak Health System
- Precarious & insufficient WASH services

Target population & frequency of use :
Children aged 6 – 59 months: 15 sachets/month of Ghazala
Pregnant women (12 weeks gestation and above): 30 sachets/month of Chaila
Lactating women (first six months post-partum): 30 sachets/month of Chaila

Design conception: 
MNP: “Chaila”, symbol of healing of any disease.
Nutributter: “Ghazala”: represents vitality, agility and beauty.

No Iodine : high concentration of iodine in the water, camel & goat milk
Less vitamin A: some fortified product are distributed.

Programme type



Information retrieved from the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group.

Target group: 
Infants and young children
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Age group: 
6-59 months

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