“Hunger and malnutrition are rampant among refugees and displaced populations, representing around 40 million people worldwide” – World Health Organisation

The Challenge

Major food shortages can be a primary feature of an emergency, such as in droughts or floods that lead to famine. They can also be a consequence of war, economic disaster and population displacements.

These shortages can lead to serious malnutrition among emergency-affected populations, which intensifies the disease burden and risk of mortality. This, in turn, reduces the prospect of a rapid recovery and places great strain on scarce resources.

Nevertheless, the risk of malnutrition can be mitigated with the right interplay between factors such as civil security, access to health services, food availability and robust supply chains.

The state of global food crises

135m the number of acutely food-insecure people in crisis or worse

54% the percentage of the global total of food-insecure people in Africa

17m the number of acutely malnourished children under 5 years

6.5bn USD humanitarian contributions dedicated to food security, agriculture and nutrition sectors in crisis hotspots in 2018

3 number of countries accounting for 1/3 of the global number of people in crisis or worse in 2020 (Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan)

Sources: Global Report on Food Crises 2020; Global Nutrition Cluster 2020


1. Foodstuff supplies

At Season Relief, we supply various Global Nutrition Cluster partners, governments, local NGOs and private companies with the following products to fend of the risk of malnutrition during emergencies:

To help fight the malnutrition burden across developing markets, we supply UN agencies, NGOs and private companies with bulk quantities of products such as:

  • Powdered milk
  • Cooking oils
  • Canned foods
  • Rice, flour and lentils
  • Sugar, salt and spices
  • Tea, coffee and juices
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Rehydration salts
  • Water purification products

… and much more besides, including emergency food preparation equipment.

These products are available in various varieties in line with differing partner requirements and standards. This, in turn, enables us to cater to the specific needs of as many emergency-affected populations as possible.

Click here to download a catalogue. Alternatively, please contact us to request a quotation or enquire about product specifications.

Please note that we can also source a large number of nutrition products outside of our regular offering from Season Relief’s international network of suppliers.

2. Foodstuff distributorships

Supplying foodstuffs, supplements and equipment during humanitarian emergencies can be challenging. As a longstanding supplier to many international organisations and with warehouse facilities across the developing world, Season Development can help your products reach the affected populations who need them – and fast.

Contact us today to discuss a potential distributorship agreement – we’ve helped many companies to distribute their products and stand ready to assist you.

3. Project Management and Consulting

From ration planning to foodstuff quality control and adequate monitoring mechanisms, our in-house Project Management team stands ready to formulate and execute actionable solutions for emergency-affected populations worldwide. Moreover, our international network allows us to tap into a wealth of cutting-edge expertise and we often work in consortia with other companies, experts and organisations.

So whether you’re looking for a consortium partner or an independent project management team, contact us today and let’s find a way forward.

4. Foodstuff logistics

Finding a supplier can be simple, but delivering supplies to disaster-stricken populations quickly requires innovation and expertise.

With over ten years of experience delivering foodstuffs to emergency-affected locations worldwide, we can help organise your shipments or advise on the most efficient and cost-effective methods available. Click here to read more about our logistics offering or contact us to find out more.