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WFP Myanmar External Situation Report #3 (August 2021)
Significant funding shortfalls may hamper WFP’s ability to sustain ongoing life-saving operations while scaling up to support up to 3.3 million food-insecure people in Myanmar.

The situation in Myanmar remains complex and volatile: The triple impact of poverty, ongoing political unrest and economic crisis, compounded by a rapidly spreading third wave of COVID-19 transmissions since June, have exacerbated food insecurity in Myanmar.

In June, WFP assisted 509,400 people in Myanmar with a total of 4,267 mt of food commodities and US$1 million in cash-based transfers (CBT).

In light of persistent cash liquidity challenges, WFP has identified workable solutions to partially resume its regular CBT operations and to settle payments of suppliers which have been delayed since June.

WFP continues to scale up its urban response in Myanmar’s main urban centres. To date, WFP has assisted over 800,000 vulnerable people in two poor townships in Yangon-peri-urban areas.

To ensure the health and well-being of humanitarian staff, WFP has leveraged its logistics capacity to support COVID-19 medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) in emergency situations