Project profile — Cyclone Mocha – Emergency Response in Myanmar - WFP 2023


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2023-06-29 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


On May 14, Cyclone Mocha crossed the coast in Rakhine State in Myanmar, bringing flooding, landslides and strong winds to an area of high pre-existing vulnerability, with large numbers of displaced, returned, stateless and crisis affected people. Nearly 3.2 million are considered to be most vulnerable to the cyclone impact based on analysis of shelter quality, food insecurity and coping capacity. Houses, sanitation facilities, and public infrastructure were damaged or destroyed by the cyclone. The Cyclone has also impacted Bangladesh with nearly 430,000 affected people, over 2,000 destroyed houses and more than 10,600 damaged houses across the Chattogram Division. With GAC’s support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is working to save lives and help reduce the suffering of people affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar. Project activities include: (1) delivering in-kind food assistance to people in need; (2) making multi-purpose cash transfers to cover immediate food needs and support livelihoods; and (3) providing logistical support to the emergency response.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access to food assistance for cyclone-affected women and men, girls and boys; (2) increased equitable access to multi-purpose cash assistance for cyclone-affected women, men, girls and boys; and (3) increased access to humanitarian supplies or support. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,500,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
29-06-2023 Commitment $1,500,000
30-06-2023 Disbursement $1,500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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