Ongoing conflict, as well as severe socio-economic disruptions are exacerbating food insecurity and malnutrition in Myanmar. WFP estimates that an additional 3.4 million people across Myanmar are at risk of food insecurity, particularly in urban centres.
In May, WFP assisted 766,700 people in Myanmar with 5,491 mt of food and US$ 2.3 million in cash-based transfers (CBT).
WFP has established a two-month contingency food stock for 500,000 people to quickly mobilize in-kind assistance when and where needed.
While the banking situation is gradually improving, WFP and partners are still facing considerable challenges in terms of timely cash withdrawals. This requires WFP to adjust quickly and explore alternative solutions to sustain its regular CBT programme and to pay its suppliers.
WFP continues to advocate for safe and unimpeded access to all populations in need but remains cut off from significant numbers of internally displaced people (IDP).