This study reviews fundamental questions about the humanitarian localization discussion in three contexts: a region of Haiti recovering from a hurricane, displacement and political crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the pressures of migration, conflict, and climate change in Colombia.
Shibani Ghosh is a public health nutritionist with more than 15 years of experience working in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She is the Associate Director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition at Tufts University and a Senior Scientist at the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation. Her research interests include examining malnutrition in all its forms, formulating and implementing evidence based interventions targeting nutritionally disadvantaged populations and translation of innovative basic and clinical sciences research into applied community based research. Specifically, she works on understanding the agriculture-nutrition linkages, examining biological determinants of stunting (e.g. aflatoxins and their relationship to growth), diet and other non diet determinants of stunting in infants and young children and testing interventions to improve the protein and micronutrient quality of complementary foods with the aim to improve linear growth. She has worked and published in the realm of understanding the role of protein and specifically amino acids in improving growth and reducing morbidity.