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NFI

Short for Non-Food Items:  Any non-food article, tool, utensil or other item which contributes to the physical and/or psychological health of populations.

PSN

Short for People with Specific Needs: People that we can expect could have special needs are particularly older people, small children, those with impaired mobility or breastfeeding mothers among others that could require any other special assistance or at risk.

Kit

A set of items used for a particular purpose or activity, generally packaged and/or distributed together.

Commodity

A term applied to food and non-food items given in mass distribution.

HF

Short for "Heads of Family", defined as a member of a household that represents it.

Household

A social unit composed of individuals, with genetic or social relations among themselves, under one head or leader, living under the same roof, eating from the same pot and sharing a common resource base.

EDP

Short for "Extended Delivery Point".ssssss

IDPs

Short for Internal Displaced Population.

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A distribution is the hand-over of commodities to intended beneficiaries, fairly and according to specified rations, selection criteria and priorities. A distribution is the process during which control over the commodity passes from the organisation holding the stock to the intended beneficiary[1].

The objective of every distribution is to mitigate the impact on individuals after or during a crisis by providing the means to preserve their health and ensure their welfare, safety and dignity.

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