Non-food items (NFIs) are items other than food. The term is especially used in humanitarian contexts, when providing NFIs to those affected by natural disasters or war may be a life-saving priority. Typically, they include essential household items such as blankets, food plastic sheets, buckets and other containers for water, cooking items and soap.[1]


  1. ^ "Gender and non-food items (NFIs) in emergencies" (PDF). World Health Organization. December 2006. Retrieved 2013-05-10.