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Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Myanmar

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  • Over 1 million people, including an estimated 450,000 children, are affected by Myanmar’s decade-long conflict and are increasingly vulnerable to gender-based violence, exploitation, abuse, detention and trafficking.

  • Community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is increasing in Myanmar. COVID-19 requires a nationwide response focusing on critical urban and vulnerable populations, such as those in overcrowded camps for internally displaced persons.

  • UNICEF will work through its field offices and national and sub-national partnerships to support the growing needs of conflict-affected children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating women in Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Shan and Kayin States, as well as those impacted by COVID-19 nationwide.

  • UNICEF requires US$61.7 million to support critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition, health, education, social protection and child protection needs and improve hygiene behaviours to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


176,197 children receiving multiple micronutrient powders

423,500 people reached with critical water, sanitation and hygiene supplies and services

135,000 children/caregivers accessing mental health and psychosocial support

500,000 households benefiting from new/additional social transfers