Oct 19, 2007 (DVB), A senior United Nations World Food Programme official has said that at least five million people in Burma are short of food, and urged the Burmese government to take immediate steps to tackle poverty and hunger in the country. In a press statement released yesterday, Tony Banbury, WFP's Regional Director for …
The Burmese government and military are “weaponising” aid access in Kachin State, which could amount to war crimes, according to a new report released by Fortify Rights.
The Burmese government is drawing up plans to shutter displacement camps across the country, but aid workers say food rations and sustainable security should be first on the priority list.
Bangladesh has failed to persuade aid agencies to sign up to its plan to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in June, internal documents show, amid fears they could be trapped there at the mercy of cyclones, floods and human traffickers.
Burma tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the Geneva-based research group ACAPS has said.
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 on Friday.