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Human right to food security in refugee setting: rhetoric versus reality

Renzaho, Andre 2002, Human right to food security in refugee setting: rhetoric versus reality, Australian journal of human rights, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 43-55.

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Title Human right to food security in refugee setting: rhetoric versus reality
Author(s) Renzaho, Andre
Journal name Australian journal of human rights
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 43
End page 55
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Place of publication Chatswood , N.S.W.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1323-238X
Summary Despite recent advances in the area of humanitarian responses and the publication and dissemination of various guidelines with regard to nutritional interventions, there is, however a paucity of studies which have examined the human right to food in complex emergencies. 186 countries including those affected by both human made and natural disasters and countries who are donors of humanitarian relief aid adopted the Rome Declaration on Food Security and World Summit plan of Action reaffirming “ the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger”. The human right to adequate and nutritious food in refugee settings implies that every refugee has physical and economic access to sufficient food to provide the necessary nutrients for effective physical and physiological functions and achieve well being. There are many grounds for believing that the current humanitarian responses to disasters more often violate than respect the human right to adequate and nutritious food. Using elements of household food security as our working framework this paper focuses on the complex ethical and moral questions raised by the conventional humanitarian assistance framework and in particular the issue of human right to food and household food security in refugee settings.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2002, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
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