Help Save Children in Myanmar

From the moment a child is born in Myanmar, their life chances are threatened. In fact, an alarming 50 children out of 1000 die before their 5th birthday. The causes are many — severe poverty, natural disasters and malnutrition. And now, to compound these challenges, a recent escalation of violence in northern Rakhine State further endangers the lives of boys and girls living in Myanmar.


Since August 2017, 688,000 Rohingya children and families have fled to Bangladesh in following a rapid and alarming escalation of violence in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. Save the Children has been supporting the long-term needs of displaced Rohingya families and is now scaling up its relief work, and has distributed hundreds of shelter kits, set up child-friendly spaces to support children’s emotional wellbeing and provide a safe space to play, and is running child protection services and providing support to unaccompanied children.

The Challenges for Children in Myanmar

Suffering violence and extreme poverty – the children of Myanmar need your help.*

  • 72% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 21% of school-age children are out of school
  • 51 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • 26% of people live in poverty
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Our Work for Children in Myanmar

Save the Children in Myanmar has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to adulthood, our programs create a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Our programs designed for primary school-aged kids help to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Myanmar continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

In 2016, Save the Children directly reached nearly three-quarters of a million children and adults with health and child survival programs.

  • Protected 84,582 children from harm
  • Supported 81,246 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 502,491 children with a healthy start in life
  • Supported 79,412 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs
  • Gave 14,857 children vital nourishment

How to Help Children in Myanmar

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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