Waspadai Hidden Hunger Pada Pengungsi
Simanjuntak, David H.
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Food shortages and nutritional problems are frequent in refugee or displaced population (due to the, for example, disarter, like tsunamic) and have led to high prevalence rates of acute malnutrition, when compared to rates of commonly found in no-refugee populations. Two main factors explain why the risk of malnutrition is higher in population which has been displaced (and whose environment has suddenly changed). First, the sudden and massive reduction in food availability and in food accesibility (no means of buying food or inequities in the food distribution). This severely affects the food security of a household, i.e., the ability of household to feed its members). Second, the impaired health environment, i.e higher exposure to communicable disese, lower standard of health services, lack of water, and poor hygiene. This article tell us the possibility of hidden hunger in refugee population due to disarter and some attemps to handle this community nutritional problem.