David Amess (Southend West, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of levels of malnutrition of internally displaced children in Karen State, Shan State and Karenni State in Burma.
Alan Duncan (Minister of State, International Development; Rutland and Melton, Conservative)
The Thai Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) have measured acute malnutrition (or wasting) levels among internally displaced children in South-East Burma. Their 2010-11 survey of 1,670 internally displaced children in South-East Burma found moderate and severe wasting of 4.7% of those surveyed and mild wasting of 15.6%. The survey does not disaggregate findings between states within South-East Burma.