Myanmar Humanitarian Emergency

A family in a canoe after severe flooding.
UNFPA Myanmar/Benny Manser

Myanmar faces urgent humanitarian needs. Hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced after inter-communal violence intensified in 2012. A large portion of those displaced identify as Rohingya. Along with experiencing brutal physical violence, sexual violence against women and girls has also been rampant during attacks and in camps. The country is also prone to natural disasters and suffers from the effects of El Nino. Residents of rural communities are often unable to access life-saving maternal care during the monsoon season, and are furthermore overlooked by developmental efforts due to their isolation. UNFPA and partners strive to combat these issues by providing sexual and reproductive health to even the most far-flung individuals and by supporting mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 53.9 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

1.02 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Yenny Gamming

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.