Our team there remains concerned


Turning to Myanmar. 

Our team there remains concerned by the humanitarian impact of the ongoing armed conflict and insecurity across various parts of the country.  Around 200,000 people have been displaced since 1 February.  The situation has worsened with the impact of monsoon floods, which affected around 125,000 people since July, particularly in the south-east, eastern and western parts of the country.  Our team and our partners are making efforts to reach around 3 million people in need with critical assistance and protection services, including a pandemic response.  For example, around 1.2 million people have received food and cash assistance since the beginning of the year.  Assistance across other sectors also continues in many parts of the country.  Our colleagues reiterate their earlier calls for everyone involved to facilitate safe and unimpeded access by humanitarian partners to scale up these efforts and reach everyone in need.  We reaffirm our commitment to continue delivering humanitarian assistance, protection services and COVID-19 related assistance in Myanmar, guided by the internationally recognized principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.