UNHCR | The people of Myanmar are facing a crisis | Donate Now
A new wave of violence and fighting in Myanmar is forcing people to flee.
More than 200,000 people have been internally displaced since the start of February. Thousands more are fleeing across borders into neighbouring countries. The fighting is causing death, displacement, and disruption to critical services like healthcare and telecommunications networks.
This is in addition to 370,000 people who had already been displaced in Myanmar by the end of 2020 and remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Families are fleeing to safety with nothing. Heavy monsoon rains in June have only served to further heighten their needs,
We need your help now
UNHCR’s emergency teams are working around the clock to provide life-saving assistance and to protect those forced to flee their homes. Working together with our partners and local communities, we are:
- Distributing core relief items like mosquito nets, soap and sleeping mats
- Providing critical shelter materials such as tents, tarpaulins and bamboo poles to give people a safe place to sleep
We are assisting as many people as possible, but we must do more. In addition to the immediate suffering from the latest bout of violence, this crisis may have longer-term impacts for the over one million refugees from Myanmar already in exile hoping to return to their homeland.
We urgently need to scale up our supplies so that we are ready to respond as the situation worsens.
Help us now so that we can reach families in need.
Please donate today
How would you like to donate?
Could provide five families with emergency shelter and non-food items to meet their domestic needs during displacement
Could provide a one-off package of cash assistance to meet the basic needs of a person living with disabilities
Could provide one woman in a displacement site with a hygiene kit