The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has extended its current operation in Myanmar by two years to ensure that food assistance continues to reach the most vulnerable during the current transition of political power, the organisation announced in a statement on 2 December.
With the newly elected government due to be formed and come into power in early 2016, WFP operations have now been extended until the end of 2017. Previously, WFP was due to end its current programme cycle at the end of this year.
Dom Scalpelli, WFP Country Director and Resident Representative, says that WFP will continue to focus on reducing poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition. “Myanmar has made significant progress in the past few years,” he said. “But there is still much work to be done. It is important that we continue to assist the people of Myanmar during this critical and protracted period of transition.”
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