This regular update, covering humanitarian developments up to 8 November, 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 end of November 2023.
HIGHLIGHTS & KEY MESSAGES
A combination of active conflict, monsoon floods, and access barriers is worsening the humanitarian situation facing vulnerable communities nationwide.
A new front of conflict has intensified in Northern Shan where fighting between Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) and the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF) has displaced almost 50,000 people since 26 October.
More than two million people are now internally displaced nationwide, many of them multiple times, eroding their coping capacity with each move.
Relentless monsoon floods, especially in the Southeast, have caused severe economic and agricultural losses, exacerbating an already critical humanitarian situation as a result of conflict.
Administrative and physical restrictions are amplifying suffering by delaying or forcing the cancellation of aid deliveries.
Local and international humanitarian partners remain committed to staying and delivering, reaching at least 2.5 million people by end of September 2023.