Myanmar Country Brief: Resilience to maintain hard-fought improvements in nutrition

30 Sep 21
Location: Southeast Asia
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Policy advocacy, Strategic use of data
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As a result of the illegal coup d’état by the military on February 1st, 2021, a humanitarian crisis is currently unfolding in Myanmar. With fuel and food prices increasing dramatically, millions of households are struggling to meet their basic food and healthcare needs. Severe interruptions further compound this crisis to health service delivery and a renewed outbreak of COVID-19. This brief shares the progress that Myanmar was making on improving maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) before the coup and proposes a way forward to ensure that mothers, families, and communities have access to the information and support that they need during the current emergency and beyond.