WFP Myanmar Country Brief, September 2019

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Sep 2019 View Original

In Numbers

659,300 people assisted in September 2019

US$ 1.06 million cash-based transfers made

3,900 mt of food distributed

US$ 26.2 million six months (October 2019 – March 2020) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

Emergency Relief & Nutrition

Rakhine: Insecurity continued in September with recurrent skirmishes and new displacements in Sittwe,
Myebon and Minbya townships and various areas in northern Rakhine State.

In northern Rakhine, WFP extended its emergency relief assistance to 4,100 newly displaced people, in addition to 94,800 vulnerable people from 146 Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu villages in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships. WFP also supported the nutrition of 20,300 children aged 24-59 months and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) with fortified blended food in northern

Rakhine. In central Rakhine, a total of 130,600 food-insecure people continued to receive life-saving food or cash assistance from WFP. This included over 2,500 newly displaced people affected by the ongoing armed conflict. In addition, WFP also continued to provide food assistance to 4,400 beneficiaries in Rathedaung Township who are vulnerable to the lean season. WFP’s nutrition assistance reached 5,400 PLW and 24,900 children aged 24-59 months in central Rakhine.

Kachin: WFP continued to assist 43,300 displaced people in Kachin State using cash transfers and Emoney. WFP also supported 234 IDPs from four townships with six months of cash transfers, as they returned to their places of origin. WFP also provided nutrition assistance for 1,930 PLW and children aged 6-23 months.

Shan: WFP regained access to conflict-affected communities in Kokang Self-Administered Zone (except the northernmost part because of the security situation). Ongoing armed clashes in Kutkai, Nant San and Kyaukme townships caused the new and temporary displacement of 1,000 people.
Emergency relief distributions continued to reach 7,100 displaced people from northern Shan State and 3,200 people in conflict-affected villages of the KoKang SelfAdministered Zone. WFP provided nutrition assistance for 2,300 PLW and children aged 6-23 months across Shan State.

• Community Asset Creation: WFP completed four road and dyke renovation projects in Rakhine and Shan states and Wa Self-Administered Region. WFP also supported 35,700 people through food assistance for assets.