Child Protection

Child Protection Systems

Justice for Children

Child Protection in Emergencies

Engaging with Adolescents


How you can help

© UNICEF Myanmar/2015/ Myo Thame
Fundraisers from UNICEF USA play with Myanmar children at a primary school on a visit to Southern Shan State.


We know that family, or family-based care, is the best option for a child. Growing up in an institution, at risk of abuse and long term psychological damage is not. Please do not donate to keep children in institutions, instead direct that support to organizations who are working hard together with families and communities to ensure the best for their children.


Please support organizations who do direct work in keeping children out of harmful institutions by supporting families to stay together. These organizations provide a number of family reintegration and support services, including school reintegration, supporting them to be independent and productive citizens and helping to break the cycles of poverty which can lead to family break up.

Instead of supporting orphanages, think about donating to the following organizations that work to keep families together in Myanmar.

  • Ratana Metta Organisation (RMO)
  • Yangon Kayin Baptist Women's Association (YKBWA)
  • Terre des hommes (TDH-L)
  • Save the Children, Myanmar




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