19 May 2008

More than two weeks have passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar. WFP continues to make progress and has now dispatched enough food to feed over 250,000 people in the affected areas.

14 May 2008

WFP has dispatched more than 700 tons of rice, high-energy biscuits and beans to Myanmar’s cyclone-affected areas since the natural disaster struck on 2 and 3 May 2008.

13 May 2008

Disasters such as the Myanmar cyclone can have a devastating effect on survivors who are already suffering from malnutrition. WFP nutritionist Martin Bloem tells web writer Michelle Hough how WFP invests in boosting people's nutritional status both before and after catastrophes strikes.

13 May 2008

Weather forecasts for the Ayeyarwady delta continue to predict heavy rain over the next few days. However, WFP continues to reach the worst-affected parts of Myanmar, in particular, Yangon and the Ayeyarwady delta which were hit hard by Cyclone Nargis on 2 and 3 May 2008.

11 May 2008

As the response to the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar gathers momentum, WFP continues to distribute food deep in the worst affected parts of Ayeyarwady delta, reaching over 27,000 people by Saturday with crucial food supplies.

8 May 2008

Crisis and aid: Q&A with Naho Asai, Programme Officer, WFP Myanmar

7 May 2008

In the wake of the powerful Cyclone Nargis which hit southern Myanmar at the weekend, the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) managed by the World Food Programme in Brindisi has organised an airlift of aid worth around US$ 560,000 on behalf of the Italian Foreign Ministry's Development Cooperation Office.

1 December 2005

A huge variety of cargoes is carried along the roads and rivers of Myanmar, and along with them infectious diseases such as HIV. As one of the major transporters in the country, WFP has introduced HIV awareness sessions for its staff to try to stop the spread.