Kachin State

Mobilising states and regions for children

UNICEF
UNICEF Myanmar/2018/Nyan Zay Htet

What we do

Kachin State continued to experience conflict with escalation during the first half of 2018 resulting in the additional displacement of 14,000 people and bringing the total number of people displaced since 2011 to 97,000 at 140 camps and camp like settings. In some areas, fighting was in close proximity to villages and existing IDP camps, with affected people entrapped and with humanitarian agencies denied access to provide support.

Key results in 2018:

  • 71 safe spaces were created to provide psychosocial support to children living in IDP camps.
  • With the collaboration of WASH and Health Clusters, a state-level Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) preparedness and response plan was developed to contribute to the early warning health system and WASH response.
  • A Child Protection Referral Pathway (CPRP) in humanitarian settings was developed with the participation of Child Protection actors from Kachin State and the Department of Social Welfare.
  • Local Curriculum Development (LCD) was conducted representing the Myanmar and 11 ethnic dialects from Kachin state.