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The United Nations Country Team Statement

21 February 2021 (Yangon) The United Nations Country Team in Myanmar expresses profound concern over the events yesterday at the Yadanarbon Shipyard in Mandalay in which security forces used lethal force against demonstrators, reportedly killing two and leaving dozens wounded, some of whom remain in serious condition.  The United Nations Country Team in Myanmar extends its ...

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The United Nations in Myanmar expresses strong concern at reports of use of force by security forces in response to demonstrations (Scroll down for Myanmar version)

Yangon – The United Nations in Myanmar has expressed strong concern by today’s reported use of force by security forces against demonstrators. According to reports from Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and other cities, numerous demonstrators have been injured, some of them seriously, by security forces in connection with the current protests across the country. “I ...

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UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response – Brief No 1

Approximately 400,000 people in 423 informal settlements find themselves at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Given the unique vulnerabilities of these settlements including high density, deficient access to water, and insecure tenure, UN-Habitat has engaged with community leaders and grassroots civil society organizations in five townships in Yangon to amplify efforts to combat ...

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Supporting fever clinics and hospitals serving informal settlements

Fever clinics and public hospitals have been at the center of Myanmar’s public health efforts to combat COVID-19. Set up specifically in response to the threat of COVID-19, fever clinics work towards early identification of symptoms of COVID-19. At present, fever clinics operate in 17 townships in Yangon and have been the first port of ...

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