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20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

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13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

DHAKA, Bangladesh – An “unprecedented” flow of Rohingya refugees is crossing the border into Bangladesh, with an estimated 370,000 pouring across the border since 25 August to escape the latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar District has more than doubled and is still increasing day by day, overwhelming existing camps and settlements as well as host communities and relief agencies.

13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

US$ 13 million urgently needed to meet rapidly growing needs amid a massive humanitarian crisis

12 September 2017, Dhaka - As thousands upon thousands of desperate Rohingya civilians continue to cross into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is urgently seeking US$ 13 million to provide lifesaving reproductive health and gender-based violence response services to women and girls who currently constitute almost 70 percent of the arrivals.

09 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

YANGON, Myanmar – For decades, the lack of accurate and credible data has been an Achilles’ heel for journalists in Myanmar. With the scarcity of data sources, Myanmar journalists found it hard to reinforce their news stories with fact based evidence. There is a government run central statistics office that keeps nationwide data on many issues but it could not provide all the information that the media would like or at the speed they would like. Journalists who wanted data and other information, either at national or regional level, had to submit request to the government.

28 Aug 2017 description

Census report: People with disability trapped in vicious circle of poverty and exclusion

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that poverty and disability in Myanmar are intertwined in a vicious circle where both factors reinforce each other. There are twice as many people with disability in the poorest 20 percent of the population compared to the richest 20 percent.

24 Aug 2017 description

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report brings to light extensive data that confirms the disadvantages that women in Myanmar face throughout their lives and in all aspects of society.

11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

3.8 million homes needed immediately to meet Myanmar’s housing requirements

YANGON, Myanmar: A new census report reveals that an estimated 13.5 million people, a quarter of Myanmar’s population, live in housing that is made of materials that can deteriorate rapidly. 3.8 million homes – new or with improved roofing, walls and/or floors – are needed to address the immediate housing needs of people whose homes are deficient or extremely deficient.

31 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

NAM KHOKE VILLAGE, Myanmar – Nan Aye Aye Lwin walked for three hours to reach the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre. When she arrived, in the late afternoon, the anxiety was apparent on her face.

She has two children, she told the clinic’s midwife, and does not want more, at least not now. But she was worried she could not afford contraceptives. Her husband is a seasonal labourer, and money is tight, she explained.

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Foreword

During one of my visits to a Women and Girls Centre in Myitkyina, a displaced Kachin woman told me a very personal story of how she and her husband transformed their relationship.

12 Jul 2017 description
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RTAP Theory of Change

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).

11 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

It is in the late afternoon when Nan Aye Aye Lwin visits the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre, after walking the three hours from her little hamlet. Nan Aye Aye Lwin comes with anxiety. She already has two children and does not wish to bear another for the time being. She wants contraceptives. But having to depend solely on her husband’s income as a seasonal laborer means she cannot afford to buy them. At the health center, a midwife explains the contraceptive options. Together they opt for the 3-months contraceptive injection.

01 Jul 2017 description

Census report: Half a million young people cannot read or write

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young people cannot read or write. This is primarily due to low school attendance. Almost half a million children aged 7-15 have never attended school. School attendance differs by age, but peaks at only 85 per cent for nine year-olds. Less than one in three teenagers aged 15-19 go to school.

30 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report presents population projections for the Union of Myanmar, for urban and rural areas of the Union, and for the 15 States/Regions, based on the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Three projection variants are provided for the Union population and rural/urban populations; a low population growth variant, a medium population growth variant, and a high population growth variant.

30 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

YANGON, Myanmar, 30 June 2017 — A new census report reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young people cannot read or write. This is primarily due to low school attendance. Almost half a million children aged 7-15 have never attended school. School attendance differs by age, but peaks at only 85 per cent for nine year-olds. Less than one in three teenagers aged 15-19 go to school.

30 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

Over the past three decades high levels of maternal mortality in developing countries have been increasingly recognized as a pressing public health issue by governments, as well as in international forums and development agendas. Although levels have declined over the past two decades, maternal mortality levels are still comparatively high and more progress is needed. This is the case in most developing countries, including Myanmar.