UNICEF Myanmar Humanitarian Situation Report No. 12: January-December 2022
Myanmar continues to experience a severe - and worsening - humanitarian and human rights crisis. Conflict and violence have escalated across the country, impacting children and their families and displacing more than 1.5 million people.
Access of conflict-affected populations to services and delivery of humanitarian assistance has been further constrained by restrictions imposed on movement of both people and goods.
Grave violations of child rights have increased in 2022 compared with 2021.There has also been an eightfold increase in the number of abductions in 2022. As of December 2022 at least 670 children had been killed or maimed by armed actors since the military takeover in February 2021
In 2022, UNICEF received US$ 33.92 million, representing 22 per cent of its Myanmar Humanitarian Action for Children appeal of US$ 151.4 million. Despite the gap, UNICEF and its partner reached close to one million children and their families.
FUNDING OVERVIEW AND PARTNERSHIPS
In 2022, Myanmar continued to struggle with unprecedented political, socioeconomic and human rights issues and humanitarian crises.
The 2022 Myanmar Humanitarian Needs Overview estimated that 14.4 million people, including 5 million children, needed assistance.
UNICEF Myanmar Country Office appealed for US$151.4 million to help displaced people and host communities across the country.
Despite a number of challenges: restrictions in accessing affected communities, high levels of uncertainty about security and the funding gap significantly impacted the programmes, UNICEF was able to reach close to 1 million children and their families.
By the end of 2022, UNICEF Myanmar had received US$33.92 million (including US$10.74 million carried forward from 2021), representing 22 per cent of the amount appealed for. The funding was generously contributed by the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA), the European Commission's Humanitarian Office (ECHO), the German Federal Foreign Office, the Global Thematic Fund, Denmark, Japan, Norway, the Korean Committee for UNICEF, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the World Health Organization.
These funds were used to deliver much needed services in nutrition, health, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education and child protection.
In 2023, UNICEF, with continued support from the donors, will scale up programmes and approaches to reach more vulnerable children and communities. UNICEF expresses its sincere appreciation to all private and public sector donors for their contributions in supporting the children of Myanmar.