Myanmar: Operational Facts and Figures 2023

Myanmar: Operational Facts and Figures 2023

Article 22 March 2024 Myanmar

In 2023, Myanmar witnessed a surge in armed conflicts and the profound impact of Cyclone Mocha, intensifying the humanitarian needs across the country. The deteriorating security situation in conflict zones has caused fear and uncertainty, resulting in numerous communities to flee and impeding their ability to meet basic needs. Further limitations and restrictions on access to reach affected communities resulted in a challenging environment for humanitarian responders. Nevertheless, teams at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continued to carry out our activities, which are lifesaving, dignity preserving and essential for the affected population.

Despite not being granted humanitarian access to prisons, the ICRC continues assisting released detainees to return home safely and helping families deliver food parcels and letters to their detained family members. At every opportunity, at all levels, the ICRC has advocated for access to detention centers, as well as the humane treatment to people deprived of their liberty.

Across the country, we work independently as well as with our partners, including the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), to ensure a comprehensive humanitarian response bringing crucial support to the communities facing challenges.

A look at the measurable impact of our assistance in 2023.

people were provided with essential household items such as blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
people gained better access to water, sanitation, shelter, and emergency hygiene systems as part of the ICRC’s emergency response programme.
people were supported upon release from prison, allowing them to return home safely.
people with disabilities, including 1,704 people affected by explosive hazards, were supported through our physical rehabilitation programme.
people learned more about the risk of explosive hazards and received information on safe behavior through 1,377 awareness sessions.
community volunteers and 210 Red Cross volunteers were trained as trainers to raise awareness of risk and safer behavior.
Red Cross volunteers joined 66 training sessions led by MRCS on safer access.
people, including weapon bearers, civil society organization, international organizations and government staff, learned more about international humanitarian law through 338 awareness sessions.

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