Cyclone Mocha - one of the strongest storms to hit Myanmar and Bangladesh in over ten years - has left a trail of flooding and destruction.
Millions of people across Rakhine state and the northwest of Myanmar are estimated to have been in the path of the cyclone. We are especially concerned for 196,000 highly vulnerable internally displaced people from Rohingya and other communities that were living in temporary camps in Rakhine state. Neighbouring Bangladesh also sustained damage.
There is an urgent need for fuel for essential public services, including health and water treatment. Public infrastructure, including health clinics, food distribution centres and schools, are damaged or destroyed.
This natural catastrophe couldn’t have come at a worse time. Myanmar is already facing a very uncertain economic environment which has led to a rapidly growing food security crisis. 15.2 million people are currently moderately or severely food insecure due to the impact of ongoing conflict, displacement, and crisis.
Urgent international cooperation and funding is needed to support families in Myanmar to recover.
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The humanitarian needs in Myanmar have increased from 1 million in 2021 to 17.6 million in 2023, nearly one third of the country’s population.
Save the Children has been working in Myanmar since 1995, providing life-saving health and nutrition services, food security and livelihood, water sanitation and hygiene, education, and child protection programmes through around 59 partners and over 980 staff across the country. And we won’t stop now.
Save the Children teams are in Myanmar and Bangladesh supporting families affected by the cyclone with with food, child protection, health services, education, and access to clean water and sanitation.
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