Making a difference - While numerous impediments still stand in the way of Myanmar's children fully realizing their rights, progress is being made in certain areas.

Child Protection

All children have a right to be protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. In Myanmar, UNICEF is supporting the government and non-governmental organizations to strengthen the legislation, policies and interventions needed to protect children.

UNICEF and its partners work to help primary school children receive a quality education, and to help ensure that children are being taught fundamental life skills in the classroom.


Emergencies are situations that threaten the lives and well-being of large numbers of children, their caregivers and communities. They are often caused by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and typhoons, or by conflict situations. UNICEF works closely with the government of Myanmar to provide assistance during emergencies and to better prepare for and recover from them.

Young child survival and development

Myanmar has one of the highest maternal mortality and under 5 mortality rates in the region.  Most of these deaths could be prevented through effective nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and health interventions, delivered through a strengthened health care system. UNICEF’s Young Child Survival and Development (YCSD) programme works with government, non-government and research partners to reduce maternal and child mortality and illness in Myanmar.


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