Since the military coup in February 2021, the humanitarian situation in Myanmar has deteriorated.
The United Nations estimates that fighting has displaced 1.5 million people across the country. Many of them are also unable to relocate to safer locations due to insecurity.
In Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin and northern Shan States, over 121,000 people remain displaced. While the number of people forced to flee in these areas have increased since February 2021, the majority have been displaced for several years due to protracted conflict.
With EU humanitarian support, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) provides aid to those affected by conflict in the country’s northeast, ranging from life-saving assistance to resilience-building projects.
Story by Lim Wende and Fabien Faivre, UNHCR, Myanmar.
Publication date: 26/04/2023