19 July 2017
A study conducted by the World Food Programme (WFP) has prompted United Nations to warn of the heart-rending situation that over tens of thousands of starving Rohingya children are malnourished. Upon assessing 45 villages in the western Rakhine state between March 16 and April 10 of this year, the report stated that 80,500 children – who are five years old and below – are… Read more
By Simon Lewis5 July 2017
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… Read more
15 June 2017
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… Read more
24 March 2017
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… Read more
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