• The right to adequate food in emergency programmes (+)

    The right to adequate food in emergency programmes demonstrates the relevance of the right to adequate food and related human rights standards to the work on emergencies and provides guidance on how to integrate the standards into emergency programmes and projects. It answers the questions: what does the right to adequate food mean in the context of emergencies? Why is it important for emergency programmes to adopt the human rights-based approach? who are the rights-holders and the duty-bearers in situations of emergency? How may the right to adequate food and related human rights principles be integrated and applied in emergency programmes and projects? The paper attempts to respond to these crucial questions by referring to normative instruments, strategic frameworks, operational tools and practices of FAO and its partners in the work on emergencies. With an argument for the importance of the human rights-based approach to breaking the cycle of crises and humanitarian interventions, the paper could be quite relevant to resilience-building programmes that aim to improve the capacities of individuals, households, communities and states to deal with natural and human-induced disasters. Produced in the framework of the joint organizational output within FAO on integrating gender, nutrition and the right to food in work on emergencies, the paper can be of use to the broader humanitarian and development community.