ACAPS OVERVIEW

Overview

The humanitarian situation in Myanmar is driven by longstanding localised conflicts in rural areas between Myanmar’s armed forces (the Tatmadaw) and various insurgent groups, including militias and ethnic armed organisations. The ethnically diverse population of Myanmar has been under military rule from 1962 until 2011, and the military has since shared power with the government as per the 2008 constitution. On 1 February 2021, the Tatmadaw staged a military coup, declaring fraud in the November 2020 multiparty general election won by the National League for Democracy. Over 200,000 people have been internally displaced in Myanmar since 1 February. An additional two million people are in need of humanitarian assistance since the coup. More than 1.6 million IDPs and refugees remain in protracted conflict-led displacement in Chin, Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states in Myanmar and in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand.?

Protection is a key concern across Myanmar as armed conflict and violations of international humanitarian law by the Tatmadaw and armed groups continue to affect civilians. Access to basic services is limited and livelihoods are threatened by conflict and lack of economic opportunities, particularly for the stateless Rohingya in Rakhine and for IDPs living in non-government controlled areas in northern Shan.?

INFORM measures Myanmar's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.3/10.?

Latest Developments

Myanmar’s currency (kyat) started depreciating rapidly and lost more than 60% of its value in September 2021, leading to increase in basic commodity prices including food, medicines, and fuel.??The currency has been steadily depreciating with the ongoing political unrest since the 1 February 2021 military coup, aggravated by shortages of foreign currency and the COVID-19 economic impact.? This weakened the purchasing power of vulnerable households, pushing them into more severe humanitarian needs.? Funding shortages, armed clashes, insecurity, and COVID-19 restrictions are preventing humanitarians from responding to people in need. Cash assistance programs have been particularly impacted because of disrupted banking services and limited cash availability. ?

Key Figures

Total population
52,240,000
People affected
5,314,000
People displaced
1,656,000
People in Need
3,695,000
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 4

Impact: 4.1

Humanitarian Conditions: 3.7

Complexity: 4.5

Access Constraints: 5

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
Response Overview
 
   

Key Figures - 2021 HPC

     
348,276
People
in need
   
326,313
People targeted
   
-
People
reached
   
-
Partners
   
-
Projects
   
$36.8m
Funding required
   

Objectives

  1. IDPs receive protection from the elements to support their dignity, security and privacy through provision of non-food-items (NFIs) and emergency, temporary or semi-permanent shelter support where appropriate.
  2. IDPs receive protection from the elements to support their dignity, security and privacy through provision of non-food-items (NFIs) and emergency, temporary or semi-permanent shelter support where appropriate.
  3. Quality of life of IDPs is improved through support management and service provision in IDP camps.
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HDX datasets

8 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: