Asia Pacific Regional Humanitarian Update

Situation Report
Myanmar — Media

Myanmar: humanitarian situation remains dire and aid operations disrupted by the coup.

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 8 March 2021

Myanmar

The humanitarian situation in the country remains dire and aid operations have been disrupted by the coup.

More than 1 million people identified at the beginning of the year as needing assistance, including more than 350,000 internally displaced people, still need help.

Humanitarian partners across the country are making all efforts to resume life-saving activities, but the operating environment remains difficult.

There are continued disruptions to communication, transportation and supply chains, and shortages of cash for operations due to limitations on banking services. Market prices in some areas are rising as a result.

COVID-19 testing capacities and vaccination planning have also been severely impacted.

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