ACAPS Myanmar Update 5/7/23


Myanmar: update on the post-coup humanitarian situation
It has been just over two years since Myanmar’s military staged a coup in February 2021 and established itself as the military junta in power. Since then, the country has been in a state of emergency. 

Key considerations:
  • An estimated 17.6 million people are in humanitarian need, including 4.5 million with severe needs, mainly in rural conflict-affected areas.
  • As at 14 April 2023, the country had reported more than 34,000 casualties and 18,000 incidents of political violence since the February 2021 coup.
  • As at 10 April 2023, the conflict had displaced an estimated 1.5 million people across the country.
  • Insecurity issues constrain access particularly in the northwest of the country where the most IDPs have been reported.
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