The South-east

Mobilising states and regions for children

UNICEF Myanmar/2019/Min Zayar Oo

What we do

The Field Office in Hpa-An continued to support almost two million children living in Mon and Kayin States and the Tanintharyi Region. Whilst this is an area that has seen the most progress in terms of a progression towards peace, there continue to be outbreaks of conflict particularly in Kayin State. Non-State Actors (NSAs) continue to maintain parallel administration and service delivery structures that were established during decades of conflict.

Key results in 2018: 

  • Kayah State allocated funds from the State Government budget to develop a local curriculum to contextualise the content of teaching and learning and to promote inter-cultural respect and understanding.
  • UNICEF supported the expansion of the Myanmar Newborn Care Programme in Kayin State. 
  • 24,731 people (52 per cent of women) from 64 villages at Kyar Inn Seik Kyi Township in Kayin State established Open Defecation Free communities. 
  • 3,600 school children from 18 schools received messages on the importance of handwashing through the 2018 Global Handwashing campaign in Hpa-An Township. 
  • With UNICEF support 25 Case Managers received social work case management training and responded to 795 child protection cases including conflict with the law, unaccompanied and separated children, trafficking, domestic violence, severe physical violence.