EU donates 4 million euros to Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

Freshly, 4 million euro has been donated by the European Union (EU) to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to meet the rising humanitarian needs in Myanmar.

This humanitarian aid aims to aid over 370,000 people in Chin, Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states.

WFP monitoring in Myanmar reveals that there are many families who are in vulnerable states in both urban and border areas due to war and ongoing crisis are resorting to skipping meals, selling off assets and borrowing money just to buy food.

EU humanitarian programs in Myanmar, Luc Verna said, “The country’s food situation has deteriorated dramatically over the past year. The latest EU support will help bolster WFP’s readiness and ability to scale up its food assistance to people in need, despite the increasing difficulties for humanitarian actors to gain access to vulnerable people in Myanmar.”

WFP Country Director and Representative in Myanmar, Stephen Anderson, “Food insecurity is approaching unprecedented levels across Myanmar where rising food prices and reduced income opportunities are undermining the ability of many families to put daily food on their table. We greatly appreciate the European Union’s timely humanitarian support, which allows WFP to step up much-needed food assistance to the most vulnerable.”

The country’s ethnic minorities went through a critical time due to political unrest including the ban on the internet. Moreover, the Covid-19 crisis gravely made a socio-economic impact on the people.

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