Myanmar

Coordination mechanism:Sector
Year of activation: 2019
NCC: UNICEF P3 FT
Deputy: N/A
IMO:UNICEF NOA FT (double-hatting)
Other: UNICEF NOB and NOC Nutrition Officers
Coordination arrangement:
UNICEF lead; and 4 sub-national cluster platforms are led by UNICEF as cluster lead agency in the states of – Rakhine, Shan, Kachin and South East.

Country Key Contacts

Mabasa Farawo

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator mfarawo@unicef.org

Mee Mee Thaw

Information Management Officer mthaw@unicef.org

Year end report 2022

January to December 2022

Challenges

-There is a chronic lack of updated and representative nutrition focused assessment results in Myanmar. This makes it difficult to assess the extend of malnutrition in the country, makes it difficult to advocate for funding/ gauge any progress being made from the partners' response efforts and calculation of people in need for the 2023 HRP.

The conflict in Myanmar is increasing and causing a lot of displacements past the one million mark more than 60 percent of whom are in the Northwest. Additionally, the continued conflict has affected accessing the hard to reach and underserved communities and this worsened by denial of travel authorization by the authorities in the country/ increasing movement restrictions.

Funding for the HRP in Myanmar is sub-optimal and to date, just about 7 percent of the required 2022 RP needs have been funded. This invariably affects the extend  the needs of children and women can be met. to date, the only 12 percent of the target has been reached in the country.

There remains a risk of pipeline breakdown in Myanmar as the tax exemption certificate issuing is increasingly becoming very difficult. For instance it took close to 10 months for clearance of ready to use therapeutic foods (RUTF) thus threatening pipeline breakage. Even if the supplies were released, no TEC was issued and therefore the risk remains to timely supplies delivery.

- Limited resources and capacities of partners for nutrition in emergency response require competency based training, coaching and mentoring

 

 

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed No
Link to document Link
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan No
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Preparedness
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated Yes
Link to document Link
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation Yes
Clusters engaged
The Nutrition Cluster closely collaborated with the other clusters within the inter-cluster coordination group through holding regular meetings, update on the humanitarian situation and advocated for the needs in Myanmar either jointly or individually. The dearth of current and representative assessment results in Myanmar also enabled the Nutrition Cluster to collaborate within the ICCG to undertake the Multi-Sector Needs Analysis (MSNA) in order to accurately assess the needs of the humanitarian situation in the country.

Apart from this collaboration, the Nutrition cluster led in the establishment of a unique strategic advisory group plus (SAG+) which brings together all the humanitarian nutrition actors and actors in the development sector including SUN movement players. This has been done to strengthen the humanitarian development nexus and subsequent engagements will ensure the nexus is strengthened.

Accountability to Affected Populations is also an area where the nutrition cluster is working across sectors to ensure cross-sectoral response and meeting the multiple needs of vulnerable communities.

Finally, response to internally displaced persons in the South east Region has also been a platform where the cluster support a multi-faceted response approach to IDPs and therefore contributing to their wholesome needs being met.

 

Key Figures

(million)

Funding

(million)
Number of SAM under-five children in need
(million)
Number of MAM under-five children in need
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
()
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
()
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
()
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP
()
Number of PLW in need of micronutrient supplementation
()

Nutrition Partners

Total Partners

0
NNGOs
0
INGOs
0
UN agencies
0
Observers
0
Authorities

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