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Nutrition - Introduction and background

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This section provides a general introduction to malnutrition in humanitarian emergencies, including:

The following is a bit of introduction to the types of malnutrition. It is important to understand the differences in the types of malnutrition, especially in young children, in order to understand the indicators used to measure nutritional status in populations and individuals. If you would prefer to skip this background section and move directly to the indicators of nutritional status, please click here.