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Livestock distribution in Myanmar

May 2016

FAO, with funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund, is providing support to boost the livelihoods of 3 300 conflict- and flood-affected households (around 18 000 individuals) in both Muslim and Rakhine Buddhist communities in Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships. Beneficiaries have received winter crop seeds to increase food availability and recover from losses felt after the floods last year, as well as small livestock (goats and pigs) which can increase income opportunities and the availability of animal protein. The latter is particularly urgent in Rakhine, where rates of Severe Acute Malnutrition are higher than the critical threshold identified by the World Health Organization.

This project is part of FAO’s broader emergency programme in Myanmar, which includes projects in Sagaing, Chin and Rakhine. FAO has called for USD 12.1 million to provide assistance to 332 750 conflict- and flood-affected people under the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Myanmar. A further USD 7.6 million is urgently required to reach this total target population.

Author: FAO/Myanmar

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