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13 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is distributing biweekly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, almost 60,000 people (11,815 households) have received rice.

  • WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.

  • WFP needs at least USD 14.8 million to scale up assistance to those seeking shelter in the camps for the next four months.

In Numbers

  • 370,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh

12 Sep 2017 description

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme is responding to the urgent food needs of tens of thousands of hungry people arriving in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh as they flee violence and unrest in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

  • An estimated 313,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh.

12 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Coordinated attacks on 25 August in Rakhine State, Myanmar, have led to widespread violence, causing 164,000 people to flee across the border to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
  • WFP is distributing high-energy biscuits to the most vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar, reaching 53,195 to date.
  • As of 09 September, WFP plans to start rice distribution to new arrivals.

In Numbers

06 Sep 2017 description

DHAKA – WFP is distributing food to people fleeing into Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. An estimated 146,000 people have streamed across the border into the district of Cox’s Bazar since 25 August.

06 Sep 2017 description

WFP is aware of reports that it has halted food distributions in Myanmar's Rakhine state in the last day or so. In fact, WFP has not been able to distribute food in a number of locations in northern Rakhine since mid-July. Furthermore, WFP was unable to distribute food throughout Rakhine last week due to ongoing security challenges. This left a total of 250,000 people, including internally displaced persons and other vulnerable populations, without regular food assistance. WFP maintains a regular presence in the area and hopes to resume distributions as soon as possible.

30 Aug 2017 description
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WFP is aware of new photographs circulating on social media of WFP-branded high energy biscuits and WFP-marked food bags which were allegedly found at various sites in Maungdaw Township.

WFP takes any allegations of food diversions very seriously and considers any manipulation of food assistance destined for needy families as theft. WFP is currently unable to access its usual operational sites and warehouses with food stocks in the northern part of Rakhine State and has not been able to distribute food and cash assistance in the area since mid-July.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan came into effect as of 1 April 2017. It replaces both the Country Programme and the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

  • Cyclone storm Mora made landfall on 30 May in the south-eastern coastal regions of Bangladesh. 148,000 people in 6 Rohingya camps are in need of immediate direct humanitarian assistance. WFP is providing micronutrient fortified biscuits to 134,000 people in the most affected areas.

Operational Updates

25 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

Bangladesh graduated to lower-middle-income country status in 2015 and enters the era of the Sustainable Development Goals from a solid base, having made progress in reducing poverty, hunger and undernutrition in recent decades.

Numerous policy instruments provide a conducive environment, and emerging programmes supported by reforms, notably in social protection, have the potential to reduce the levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, which remain high, affecting a large proportion of the population.

18 Jul 2017 description

SIEM REAP – Experts from six Southeast Asian nations have met in Cambodia under the coordination of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to talk about how best to provide school meals for students in their countries.

Participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste met for three days to exchange views with peers from neighbouring countries and to engage in discussion with WFP technical staff.

22 Jun 2017 description

DHAKA – The Australian Government has announced additional support of AUD3.9 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve nutrition and build community resilience in Cox’s Bazar.

Undernutrition and food insecurity are at crisis levels in Cox’s Bazar and poverty is well above the national average. More than 30,000 people live in official refugee camps and more than one hundred thousand others are in makeshift camps or hosted in the community.  

13 Jun 2017 description

BANGLADESH - The United Nations remains concerned about the safety and welfare of victims of Severe Cyclone Storm Mora, two days after it damaged homes and facilities across the southern part of Bangladesh.

26 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Country Strategic Plan came into effect as of 1 April 2017. It replaces both the Country Programme and the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

  • WFP continues to be steadily engaged in Cox’s Bazar, where the delivery of the integrated package comprising prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, school feeding and women’s social and economic empowerment, as well as general food assistance is being delivered to refugees and equally impoverished host communities.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the northern part of Rakhine State, WFP assisted 25,500 food-insecure and vulnerable people. The majority of displaced people returned to their villages of origin.

  • WFP successfully completed the second round of disbursements for the e-wallet pilot project in Kachin State, which included three additional camps in March.

  • WFP conducted a mission assessing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for humanitarian preparedness and response.

Operational Updates

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2020 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in February in its First Regular Session of 2017. It will replace the Country Programme and Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation starting on 01 April 2017.

28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Security operations ceased in the northern part of Rakhine State. WFP assisted 25,000 people in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships most affected by the security operations.

  • WFP successfully launched a pilot project exploring the use of mobile financial services in the delivery of cash assistance to displaced people in Kachin State.

  • Conflicts continued to impede WFP’s assistance to vulnerable and food-insecure people in areas beyond Government control in Kachin and Shan States.

28 Mar 2017 description
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Global Logistics Cluster Preparedness

The Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) Preparedness project aims to help strengthen national supply chain resiliency and emergency preparedness, focusing on supply chain mapping, supply chain capacity gap identification and analysis, and subsequently supply chain risk mitigation.