Myanmar’s most vulnerable groups face rations cut

(From The Diplomat)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is set to cut rations to vulnerable communities in conflict-hit states across Myanmar, the organization has revealed.

Despite ration cuts, essential provisions for nursing mothers and young children will be protected

Despite ration cuts, essential provisions for nursing mothers and young children will be protected

The news was confirmed last week in an email from WFP in response to questions from this writer. The email said, pending a “final agreement with the Government of Myanmar, starting from August 2015, reduction of food rations will take place for all IDPs [internally displaced persons] in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States.” The respondent added that essential provisions for nursing mothers and young children will be protected, however. Read More



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