16 May 2013

Amid roaring winds and dark clouds on the horizon as Cyclone Mahasen rolls in, WFP staff in Bangladesh and Myanmar stand ready to respond where necessary.

General Food Distribution
26 April 2013

Violence erupted between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Central Myanmar on 20 March 2013, forcing over 12,000 people from their homes. WFP has been providing emergency food assistance to displaced people, for whom the future remains uncertain.

General Food Distribution
12 April 2013

Iscola lives in Auk Pulaw village in Phekon Township in Shan State with her four children. Through WFP’s partner Karunar Myanmar Social Services (KMSS), a Myanmar NGO, Iscola received food assistance to help support families devastated by the chili crop failure in Phekon Township in late 2012. This is her story.

Climate Change, Nutrition
29 March 2013

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

2 November 2012

Daw Thin Mya’s intelligent eyes sparkle through her glasses. Fifty-five years old, a successful businesswoman and mother of four, she is sitting outside a makeshift ‘dormitory’ of wood and corrugated iron that she and nine other families now call home.

Emergencies, Floods
4 November 2011

Following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Two in October, WFP was requested to assist the flood-affected populations of Magway Division in central Myanmar. Within days of the storm making landfall, WFP had launched an emergency response and was assisting 30,000 people with a mixed food basket of rice, pulses, oil and salt.

Food for Assets
31 October 2011

Food-For-Work projects are an integral part of WFP Myanmar’s operation. The idea is simple  - WFP pays workers with food to build infrastructure which contributes to a hunger-free future for their communities. In a disaster-prone country like Myanmar, building and repairing flood-prevention mechanisms is vital to ensuring communities are as well protected as possible.

14 October 2011

In Myanmar, the prevalence of underweight and stunting among children under five is around 33 percent. WFP is seeking to address this through its operation, Improving the Food Security, Nutrition Status and Livelihoods of Vulnerable Populations. One element of the project is a Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) programme which aims to alleviate some of the underlying causes of chronic malnutrition and low birth weight.

Food for Assets
16 September 2011

WFP assists vulnerable families throughout Myanmar through its Food-For-Training activities. The projects, designed to support and re-establish livelihoods, have knock-on benefits not just for those trained but also for their families and the wider community.

School Meals
12 September 2011

Since she started receiving WFP rations through WFP’s Food For Education programme, Yex attends school full time and dreams of becoming a nurse.