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04 Jun 2018 description

A workshop to discuss the drawing up of a strategy on closing internally displaced persons camps was held at the Mingala Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.

05 Dec 2017 description

Key points

(1) There are 4.5 million people aged 60 and over in Myanmar, making up or 8.9 per cent of the population. By 2050 there will be 13 million older people representing almost 20 per cent of the population. The older age dependency ratio will rise from 14.5 in 2015 to 33.6 in 2050.

15 Nov 2017 description

Key points

(1) Differences in the expected future population sizes of states and regions need to be taken into account when allocating funds from the Union level.

(2) For the next few decades, the country will have a favourable ratio of working-age people to children and older persons. To fully exploit this “demographic dividend”, savings and investments for the modernization of agriculture and the development of manufacturing need to be encouraged.

27 Oct 2017 description

Key points

(1) The female labour participation rate at 50.6 per cent lags far behind that of males (85.6 per cent). Despite higher levels of educational attainment among women relative to men, these differentials in labour force participation between males and females exist at every age-group, from 15 years and above. With more rapid economic development, greater policy efforts are required to address barriers to facilitate the higher participation of women in the labour force.

27 Sep 2017 description

Myanmar must prepare to face the challenges of an ageing population

YANGON, Myanmar, 27 September 2017 — A new census report reveals that the number of older people in Myanmar will almost triple in the next 30 years. By 2050 the number of people aged 60 and over are projected to grow from 4.5 million to 13 million – 20 per cent of the population.

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.

06 Oct 2015 description
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On 22 September, President U Thein Sein visited Chin State, one of the areas most severely affected by floods and landslides in July and August. The President visited camps for people displaced by the floods and chaired a meeting with Chin State government officials in Hakha, Capital of Chin State. Almost 3,000 homes were destroyed or damaged due to landslides in the state and households need to be relocated as it is not safe for them to return and rebuild on the original sites.

11 Sep 2015 description

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The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) has reported that heavy rains during the last week has caused the Chindwin river to rise above danger levels in Sagaing Region. As of 7 September, the Government of Myanmar has newly opened 11 camps for 1,053 people from 238 households. The General Administration Department (GAD) responded alongside the Ministry of Home Affairs, Myanmar Police, the Fire Brigade and Myanmar Red Cross, providing health care and distributing food items.

03 Sep 2015 description
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Key Message

  • The Coordination Meeting on the Recovery of the flood-affected states and regions was held on 24 August, Monday in Nay Pyi Taw. President U Thein Sein (left) states that though the emergency needs of the affected population are being met, these are temporary solutions. Recovery and rehabilitation needs must be considered.

26 Aug 2015 description

Key Messages

  • The President U Thein Sein visited Kalay in Sagaing Region over 21-23 August. He met with flood survivors in Paukkhon and Yayleu villages [right] to listen to their needs. He also inspected the progress of road repairs and drain dredging.

  • The Vice-President U Nyan Tun, as Chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee (NNDMC), gave support and encouragement to flood survivors in the district of Thayawady, Bago on 15 August.

11 Jun 2013 description

This document is the outcome of a national research on the situation of older people in Myanmar, carried out in 2012. The study was conducted with the partnership, encouragement and facilitation of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, while UNFPA provided valuable support and information.

30 May 2013 description

The New Light of Myanmar, Tuesday, 29 May, 2013

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SittwaY, 28 May— Head of Sittway Township Health Department Dr Naing Lin and Dr Kyawt Tha Sein led a team of township health staff, township Red Cross members, graduating trainees of midwifery training school visited relief camps in Sittway Township and provided healthcare to victims there on 26 May.

The split team compiled lists of children under one, children under five, children under 15, expectant mothers, the elders above 65. They provided treatment at designated focal points.