Saturday, October 6, 2012

UNICEF Prioritizes Children’s Needs in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

© UNICEF MYANMAR/2012/ Myo Thame
Children at water point of Set Yone Su IDP camp in Rakhine.Safe water and good sanitation is hard to come by in the congested IDP sites.
By Zafrin Chowdhury
The ethnic conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State that erupted in June and resurged in October 2012 displaced 115,000 people, and caused loss of lives and livelihoods.
For several months, the displaced people have been living in overcrowded temporary sites without adequate access to basic services.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Young group in Myanmar tell their stories

©UNICEF Myanmar/2012
Ma Yi Mon Oo and Ma Poe Pwint Phyu at the five-day writing skill workshop for children held in Myin Chan. 
 By Sandar Linn
Tin Htun Wai, 16, found an unprecedented pouring of his heartfelt thoughts and words as he connected his pen with the paper. All those thoughts that he has been keeping to himself have found a way out as he was asked to put into practice what he learnt about writing this week.