Burmese authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume distribution of food in northern Rakhine State which was suspended for two months, the World Food Programme (WFP) said…
Unrest in the Muslim-majority north of Arakan State is taking a “terrible toll” on children, the UN children’s agency said as it called for full access to the region.
Burma is allowing the first food deliveries for more than four weeks to the troubled north of Arakan State, amid an ongoing military lockdown of the area.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in Burma is facing a funding shortfall of $51 million to meet all the needs till the end of 2016.
“I always dreamt about a project to provide food to families at an affordable price, for no profit,” Dr Nanda Win told DVB.
Thousands of refugees at camps in northern Kachin State are facing food shortages since the state government blocked aid deliveries at the end of October.