Wherever there is a crisis, UNICEF strives to reach the hardest-hit and most vulnerable children and families with life-saving and life-sustaining support in the shortest time possible.
Myanmar is prone to regular climate-related hazards such as cyclones, floods, and droughts. Ongoing conflicts also require continual emergency response for affected populations. In 2019, the UN identified more than 940,000 vulnerable people in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states in need of humanitarian support.
Children, the poor and the marginalized, are especially vulnerable during emergencies to disease, malnutrition, violence and disruptions to their safety and well-being that can have lasting negative impacts on their lives.
All children, no matter where they live or their circumstances, have the right to survive and thrive.