An estimated 14,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

RELIEFWEB.INT -July 24, 2015 at 12:49PM

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Myanmar

 

The increase in the number of children who will be identified as suffering from SAM under the new WHO standards means that organizations involved face a shortfall of nutrition supplies in 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 900 boat people rescued off the coast of Myanmar during May
  • New government-led initiative to improve living conditions for IDPs in Rakhine
  • Floods in Rakhine State
  • Access to education expanded in Rakhine but major gaps remain, especially for adolescents
  • More young children in Rakhine will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition
  • Four years on, major humanitarian needs remain for 100,000 IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states
  • 37% of 2015 humanitarian funding needs met so far

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