Chin State’s food insecurity has many causes

December 2, 2013

"Food insecurity - a chronic and cyclical problem in these parts - affects all nine townships of Chin State - one of the poorest areas in Myanmar - where 73 percent of the estimated 500,000 population live below the poverty line, according to government estimates...Southern parts of the state have not been spared, especially Kanpetlet and Paletwa townships. 'Food security in Paletwa is slowly improving but assistance is still needed [for residents] to fully recover [from rat infestation],' said Isabelle Roubeix, the country director of NGO [Action Against Hunger]."