Overview

Protracted armed conflict between ethnic groups and the government has left about 863,000 people in need of assistance.? Access to populations in need  in these states is constrained. There is active conflict primarily in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states.?

In Rakhine state, discrimination against the Rohingya Muslim minority has caused protracted displacement. IDPs in Rakhine have limited access to services and are confined to camps. Since October 2016, tensions between the Rohingya and the Myanmar Army have escalated and access has deteriorated further.? The crisis escalated once again in August 2017, triggering the largest movement to date of Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh.

INFORM measures Myanmar's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster at 6.4/10. Hazard and exposure, lack of coping capacity, and vulnerability are also high at 7.5/10, 6.4/10 and 5.5/10 respectively.?

 

Key priorities

Humanitarian access to conflict-affected areas remains severely restricted. An estimated 46,000 IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan state are not able to receive regular assistance.?

Rohingya population in Rakhine state: a large number of human rights abuses have been reported against the Muslim minority.?

 

Information Gaps and needs

  • Access constraints in Rakhine state prevent a clear indication of needs among the Rohingya 
  • Access constraints in Kachin and Shan states make it difficult to assess the needs of IDPs in the area
  • Protracted IDPs in southeastern states are provided aid by a durable solutions framework; updates on their needs are infrequent.
  • Limited information is available on nutrition levels
Key documents

OCHA

20/12/2016

Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017

Nikkei Asian Review

16/12/2016

Myanmar's northeastern conflict approaches watershed

OCHA

05/12/2016

2017 Myanmar Humanitarian Response Plan

South East Asia Globe

21/11/2016

One year after Myanmar's historic elections, where is the country headed?

Refugees International

16/11/2016

Still Adrift: Failure to Protect Rohingya in Malaysia and Thailand

IRIN

11/10/2016

The politics of food aid in Myanmar's Rakhine state

IRIN

31/10/2016

Bribes and bureaucracy: Myanmar's chaotic citizenship system

UNICEF

27/09/2016

Situation analysis of children with disabilities in Myanmar 2016

IRIN News

07/07/2016

Will Myanmar’s Rohingya finally become citizens in their own country?

UN Human Rights Council

20/06/2016

Situation of Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims and Other Minorities in Myanmar