• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 2,306,000 People affected [?]
  • 107,000 People displaced [?]
  • 216,000 People in Need [?]



Humanitarian needs in Kachin and Shan states are driven by conflict between various ethnic armed organisations fighting for self-determination (Kachin Independence Organisation/Army in Kachin; in Shan, the Restoration Council for Shan State, Shan State Progress Party, and Ta’Ang National Liberation Army) and the Myanmar Army?

More than 106,000 people are internally displaced in northern Shan and Kachin due to conflict. Of those, almost 38,000 people live in non-government-controlled areas, where humanitarian access is limited or restricted. IDPs are in need of food, nutrition, shelter, water, health and education assistance.?

Latest Developments


21/08: At least 3,400 people from Lashio, Theinni and Kutkai townships, northern Shan State, have been displaced due to recent fighting between the Myanmar Army and three armed groups members of the Northern Alliance (Ta'ang National Liberation Army, Arakan Army, and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army). One rescue worker was killed by sniper fire, while several civilians  - including four other rescue workers - were injured in the fighting.  According to local volunteers, 2,700 people have taken refuge in the monasteries of Tayyar, Pannar, Makkinu, Hmine Tin and Mansu, in Lashio; around 300 people have fled to Kuktai, and some 480 are in Theinni.
The conflict has intensified since 15 August, when the three armed groups attacked military facilities in Mandalay and northern Shan, killing 15 people, three of which were civilians. Infrastructure, including Goke Twin Bridge connecting Hsipaw and Nuang Cho townships, was also destroyed by the groups.?

Humanitarian Access


Humanitarian access has decreased in Myanmar overall. In Kachin and Shan states, ongoing violence has restricted access, affecting particularly the delivery of non-food items, assistance to improve the living conditions, and protection support.