Humanitarian Health Action

Myanmar health situation reports


  • June 2016

    Health Cluster Bulletin

    Life-saving reproductive health services and gender-based violence care provided in Kachin State. Improving nutrition services for conflict-affected communities in Rakhine State. Health emergency preparedness and response: strengthening capacities and activities in Rakhine State. Rakhine State Health Department responds to Gastroenteritis outbreak in collaboration with Health Cluster partners. Union Minister of Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe illustrates priority areas during Rakhine visit.

  • March 2016

    Health Cluster Bulletin

    Rakhine State: Improving Access to Routine Immunization in Remote Villages of Maungdaw Township. Health care provision and Health System Strengthening activities for displaced populations. Providing a pathway for maternal and child health care referrals. EWARS: The Early Warning Alert and Response System piloted in Rakhine State. Financing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Response.


  • 2 September 2015

    Health situation report - Myanmar floods

    Death toll has risen to 117 persons as of 31st August 1,6 Million persons and 399 913 households were directly affected based on government sources. A total of 247 health facilities were damaged of which 195 were sub-health centers in 38 townships of 7 States and Regions. The flooding has inundated more than 1.2 million acres of farmland; damaged 485 schools and 16,741 homes. WHO has provided emergency support funds and re-purposed programme funds to cover 100% of the MoH request to cover at least three months of emergency health operations. WHO has been assisting the MoH to organize regular health cluster / sector meetings with health partners to coordinate and mobilize resources for the affected population.

  • 17 August 2015

    Health situation report - Myanmar floods

    Death toll has risen to at least 106 and about 1.3 million people are reported to be critically affected according to government sources. Over 1.2 million people across flood affected areas need access to health services. 85 health facilities have been damaged in 38 townships in Chin, Sagaing, Rakhine, Magway, Shan, Ayeyarwady and Bago, according to the Ministry of Health. The Health Cluster has been active and undertaking coordinated operations in support of the response interventions of Ministry of Health.

  • 10 August 2015

    Health situation report - Myanmar floods

    Death toll has risen to 72 and 582 000 persons are reported to be directly affected according to government sources. Many health facilities are inundated and patients have to be evacuated to safer grounds. Flash floods and landslides have damaged roads, bridges and other infrastructure making accessibility a major challenge. The flooding has inundated more than 1 million acres of farmland nationwide.

  • 4 August 2015

    Heavy rains trigger floods in Myanmar, WHO releases emergency funds

    Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in 11 of the 14 States and Divisions in Myanmar, affecting over 200,000 people. Chin and Rakhine Sates, Sagaing and Mague Divisions are the worst-affected. WHO has extended funding support through the South East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF), to meet the immediate needs of the emergency response.


  • 18 May 2013

    Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat

    On May 16, cyclonic storm Mahasen struck southern Bangladesh, bringing heavy rains and winds up to 95 km/h (60 mph). Myanmar was spared much impact from the cyclone, since the storm took a more westerly track than anticipated then dissipated on 17 May. The storm's effects were limited to some rain and waves in northwestern areas, with 2 m (6.6 ft) waves reported in Maungdaw Township. Approximately 120,000 persons including IDPs from costal townships of Sittwe, Bhutidaung and Maungdaw were evacuated to safer and higher grounds in preparation for the cyclone.

  • 15 May 2013

    Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat

  • 13 May 2013

    Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat