WFP Myanmar Country Brief, November 2018

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Nov 2018

In Numbers

637,676 people assisted in November 2018

US$ 913,062 cash-based transfers made

4,282 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 22.67 m six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

Emergency Relief and Nutrition

Rakhine: WFP provided emergency relief assistance to over 97,200 conflict-affected people from 169 Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu villages in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships of northern Rakhine in November. In central Rakhine, WFP reached over 117,000 food-insecure people from various communities. WFP’s assistance for prevention of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) reached over 18,000 pregnant and lactating women (PLWs) and children under five in northern Rakhine. In central Rakhine, over 9,000 PLWs and over 22,000 children under five received WFP’s assistance on prevention and treatment of MAM.

Kachin: Military movement continued to occur in Kachin State, resulting in an armed clash in Sumprabum Township. WFP is assisting over 50 villagers displaced internally due to the clash. WFP continued to provide cash for emergency food assistance to over 47,000 IDPs from 108 camps in 12 townships of Kachin State. Over 1,900 PLWs and children under two received nutrition assistance (MAM) from WFP. WFP continues to coordinate food security and livelihoods needs for IDPs in both government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas through its role as the Chair of the Kachin Food Security Sector.

Shan: Security situation in the northern Shan State remains unstable with continued clashes among ethnic armed forces and forced recruitments of soldiers. WFP’s emergency relief distributions continued to support 7,100 beneficiaries from 18 IDP camps in northern Shan State, as well as 8,200 people from conflict-affected villages in the northernmost part KoKang Self-Administered Zone.

 School Feeding: WFP continued to provide nutritional snacks or meals to over 300,000 primary school children from over 4,300 schools in Magwe, Mandalay, Sagaing and Tanintharyi regions and in Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states including the Wa Self-Administered Division.

 Community Asset Creation: Over 100 of WFP’s community asset creation projects were under implementation in Chin, Rakhine and Shan states; Magwe Region and in Nagaland of Sagaing Region and the Wa Self-Administered Division.

 HIV & TB: WFP provided support to over 2,000 HIV and tuberculosis patients in Kachin, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine states and in Yangon Region.

 Nutrition in non-emergency areas: Over 3,700 PLWs and children under 5 from Yangon peri-urban areas, Chin State, Magwe and Sagaing regions received nutrition intervention assistance from WFP