YANGON, July 5 (Reuters) - More than 80,000 young children may need treatment for malnutrition in part of western Myanmar where the army cracked down on stateless Rohingya Muslims last year, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday. Myanmar's security forces launched a counter-offensive in the northern part of Rakhine state after attacks by Rohingya insurgents that killed nine border police in October. About 75,000 people fled across the nearby border with Bangladesh in a crisis… Read more.
YANGON, Myanmar - Investments in the health, nutrition and well-being of the youngest children in Myanmar are yielding dividends, UNICEF said as momentum is building up towards the global celebration of Father’s Day on 18 June. In recent years, children in Myanmar have benefitted from dramatic increases in exclusive breastfeeding rates - from 27 per cent in 2009 to 51 per cent in 2016. There has also been a rise in improved coverage and quality of health care resulting from the… Read more.
The Philippines and Myanmar have agreed to further discuss agriculture and food processing investments under a Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation to address the challenges of food security, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez announced. This was among the cooperation agreed during the official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Myanmar after meeting with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. A Memorandum of Understanding… Read more.