This low-lying country is extremely vulnerable to climate disasters and hosts a large number of refugees from neighbouring countries.
In Myanmar, chronic poverty further complicates a humanitarian crisis caused by natural disasters, a lack of nutritious food, armed conflict, and mass displacement of people.
According to the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview, more than 985,000 people in Myanmar need humanitarian assistance. Of these, 864,000 are experiencing severe problems related to their physical and mental wellbeing.
Since August 2017, worsening violence in Rakhine State has forced more than 650,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh.
The local government in Rakhine State has imposed regulations and restrictions on movement on humanitarian agencies, making it difficult to assess the current needs of the local population.