Shan State

Mobilising states and regions for children

UNICEF Myanmar/2016/Kyaw Kyaw Winn

What we do

Shan State has the largest population of children, covering 55 townships and five of the country’s six self-administered areas of ethnic minority groups. Shan is home to many remote, hard-to-reach areas, as well as areas that are affected by conflict between Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) and the Myanmar Military (Tatmadaw).

 Key results in 2018: 

  • With the coordination of the State Government and other local and international partners, UNICEF organized and developed township level Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) plans for each township in northern Shan State. 
  • In southern Shan, adolescents with support from UNICEF conducted drug-awareness talks in schools targeting more than 10,000 school children in middle and high schools. 
  • A new open defecation-free (ODF) campaign modality was piloted in southern Shan State in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sports.