WFP’s vision in Myanmar is:
To contribute to more equitable development across the country and support national reconciliation efforts, by reducing poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition and increasing resilience amongst the most vulnerable communities
WFP began a new three-year operation in January 2013, which will target around 1.6 million beneficiaries with over 175,000 tons of food, at a total cost of US$ 167 million.
WFP’s long-term goal is to ensure that targeted communities are food secure by implementing sustainable programmes, and then by progressively increasing the degree of national and local ownership in order for the Government and communities to take over these programmes.
WFP implements five activities under PRRO 200299:
1. Relief assistance for victims of conflict and natural disasters
2. Nutrition support to treat and prevent acute malnutrition in children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW):
- a. Treat moderate acute malnutrition in children 6-59 months
- b. Prevent acute malnutrition in children 6-23 months and PLW
- c. Prevent stunting through food assistance to children 6-23 months and PLW
3. Asset creation focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction, increasing access to markets, and diversifying income sources
4. School feeding through HEBs and take-home rations of rice
5. Support to HIV/TB patients
Activities are implemented directly by WFP or through its cooperating partners, which includes 24 international and local NGOs.
WFP is also working in collaboration with 7 United Nations agencies. WFP is operational in Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Shan States, and Magway Region.
Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia with a land area of 676,578 square kilometers. The country's estimated population of 57.5 million is made up diverse ethnic and religious groups....