Myanmar Country content en New Rohingya Arrivals In Bangladesh At Risk From Poor Diets COX’S BAZAR – A new study shows that although more than 90 percent of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar have received emergency food assistance, a major concern is limited access to a well-diversified and balanced diet. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:04:41 +0000 WFP 651680 at WFP Concerned about High Malnutrition Rates among Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar COX’S BAZAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is redoubling its efforts to address malnutrition among refugees in Cox’s Bazar but warns that a broader effort is needed because clean water, toilets and health facilities are just as vital as food in effectively tackling malnutrition. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:17:44 +0000 WFP 651561 at WFP Media Advisory - Rohingya Pledging Conference: Multimedia Materials for Journalists and Broadcasters ROME – As leaders gather for the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Crisis in Geneva tomorrow, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, called for access and resources to alleviate the suffering of more than half a million people. WFP has provided food to the 580,000 people who have flooded out of Myanmar since August 25. Bangladesh Myanmar Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:32:14 +0000 WFP 651511 at WFP Chief: International Community Must Continue to Support Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today reiterated WFP’s commitment to supporting people fleeing violence in Myanmar as he met refugee families and saw WFP relief activities in the new settlements in the Cox’s Bazar area. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Executive Director Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:53:20 +0000 WFP 651479 at WFP Executive Director To Visit Escalating Humanitarian Crisis On Bangladesh Border With Myanmar DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be visiting Bangladesh from 29 September until 2 October to see first-hand how the country is coping with the humanitarian crisis on its border, after nearly half a million people have arrived fleeing violence in Myanmar. Myanmar Asia Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:36:35 +0000 WFP 651473 at WFP Food Provided To Majority Of New Arrivals In Cox’s Bazar DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh by providing food to people arriving in Cox’s Bazar following an outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:41:28 +0000 WFP 651466 at WFP Scales Up Food Distributions To People Fleeing Violence In Myanmar DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme is responding to the urgent food needs of tens of thousands of hungry people arriving in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh as they flee violence and unrest in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:18:39 +0000 WFP 651425 at WFP Provides Food To People Fleeing Myanmar Violence DHAKA – WFP is distributing food to people fleeing into Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. An estimated 146,000 people have streamed across the border into the district of Cox’s Bazar since 25 August. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:58:43 +0000 WFP 651412 at WFP Statement on Rakhine State 2 September Myanmar Asia Sat, 02 Sep 2017 18:54:47 +0000 WFP 651400 at Challenging Gender Stereotypes – Driving Change in Myanmar When WFP in Myanmar informed Ms Khin La Pyae Won Myint Aung that she was selected for the position of driver in the WFP Country Office in Yangon, it was a dream come true. She has always had a passion for cars so was thrilled to have the opportunity to make a living by driving. The sense of accomplishment of getting a new job was enhanced by the feeling that, in doing a job typically dominated by men in Myanmar, she was also striking a blow for gender equality.  Myanmar Wed, 08 Mar 2017 03:24:20 +0000 WFP 650967 at