This regular update, covering humanitarian developments up to 13 July, is produced by OCHA Myanmar in collaboration with the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group and UN agencies. Response figures are based on self-reporting by organizations to clusters. The next humanitarian update will be issued in August 2023.
HIGHLIGHTS & KEY MESSAGES
Ongoing conflict and natural disasters are continuing to exacerbate humanitarian needs across Myanmar.
Nearly 1.9 million internally displaced people face precarious living conditions and urgently need critical and lifesaving assistance.
Two months have passed since Cyclone Mocha struck western Myanmar and expanded humanitarian access is desperately needed to support those affected.
After a brief suspension, humanitarians have been able to re-start their regular programmes in Rakhine, but the humanitarian cyclone response remains paused by the SAC.
Distribution, transport and import requests have all been resubmitted and are now pending approval.
Countrywide, restrictions on humanitarian access have increased in multiple states and regions, notably in the Southeast and Kachin, further impeding timely and efficient aid delivery to affected and displaced communities.
Sustained support, including financial assistance, from the international community is crucial to allowing partners to stay and deliver in challenging circumstances.