30 September 2015

Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

15 September 2015

In July and August 2015 Myanmar suffered the worst landslides and flooding in recent decades after unusually heavy monsoon rains, and exposure to Cyclone Komen, which passed by the country’s southern coast. More than 1.7 million people have been affected in 13 of the 15 states and regions of the country, with the loss of homes, livelihoods, crops and food stocks. Following an official request for assistance from the Government of Myanmar, the World Food Programme (WFP) initiated a rapid emergency response on 2 August, less than 48 hours after the declaration of a national disaster by the President of Myanmar.​

11 August 2015

Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Myanmar. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

5 August 2015

Heavy monsoon rains have poured into Myanmar since mid-July – making rivers and creeks overflow with rainwater. What it is now considered as the worst flood to happen in Myanmar in recent decades, has affected more than one million people. Following the official request for assistance from the Government, the World Food Programme (WFP) has initiated a rapid emergency response.

21 August 2014

When heavy rain caused the Bago river to break its banks in early August and the Government of Myanmar asked WFP to step in, the WFP office in Yangon was short-staffed, but willing to help. Communication Officer Myint Myint Kyu – who used to work in a field office – quickly volunteered to step in to get food to those who lost their homes in the flood. She tells us about the response.

School Meals
5 June 2014

As the new academic year kicks off in June, WFP is restarting its school feeding activities, reaching some 232,000 children in 1,800 schools across Myanmar.

Refugees and IDPs
1 May 2014

When demonstrators ransacked the WFP offices in Sittwe, Rakhine State in March 2014, WFP had to temporarily suspend food distributions. But just ten days after the attack WFP was able to resume its work, providing food to 116,000 people displaced by intercommunal violence in 2012.

Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution
10 February 2014

In January 2014, accompanied by World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director and Representative Domenico Scalpelli,  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative ad interim Ayaki Ito and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Toily Kurbanov, Ambassador Numata went around Rakhine State to assess the impact of the assistance programmes funded by the Government of Japan.


Emergencies, Logistics
12 August 2013

After lecturing at Yangon University, Khin Moe Aye decided to move into humanitarian work in her own country. Now a programme officer in the Yangon Country Office, an important part of her job is to battle food insecurity and manage tensions between the groups of people she helps. Khin tells us about some of the challenges she's faced while delivering food to remote parts of the country.

Emergencies, General Food Distribution
24 July 2013

WFP’s work worldwide is entirely funded through voluntary contributions. In Myanmar, donors have generously contributed more than US$50 million to WFP’s operation, which has allowed WFP to provide assistance to an average of half a million people a month around the country. Nevertheless needs remain high, especially in Rakhine state where up to 140,000 people remain displaced over a year after the first outbreak of violence.