The impact of COVID-19 in informal settlements in Yangon (Survey Report)

This report provides the most comprehensive picture of the lives of residents of Yangon’s informal settlements to date. The survey was conducted in seven townships in Yangon: Hlaing Thar Yar, Dagon Seikkan, Insein, Thanlyin, Dala, North Okklappa, and Shwe Pyi Thar, between November and December 2020. The survey team selected 240 households from each township,

Disaster Utilities Supplies Planning Template for Hospitals

UN-Habitat has carried out the initial assessment of the Mandalay General Hospital for non-structural hazards to work towards keeping the hospital functional in a post-earthquake scenario. This assessment included: 1) critical medical equipment in various departments such as the emergency department, operating room, intensive care units, radiology, endoscopy, medical record rooms, pathology labs, and so


Hospitals should have a clear Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to install new equipment within hospitals to avoid damage, losses, and injuries following an earthquake event. The SOP helps ensure that the concerned department and the staff members are aware of the key specifications for installing and anchoring medical equipment in the hospital so that they

Urban poor communities including the homeless, residents of informal settlements, residents at risk of being evicted, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), undocumented persons, low-income renters, as well as homeowners are perhaps at greatest risk from both COVID-19 and the response interventions to it. In this note, we focus on two key actions as critical to protect

UN-Habitat COVID-19 IEC Materials

1) Covid-19 – Family Awareness and Preparedness (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      2) Covid-19 – How To Make Mask (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      3) Covid-19 – Prevention (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      4) Covid-19 – Working in Wet Market (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      5) Covid-19 – Hand Washing (Poster)_(Download PDF File) 6) Covid-19 – Prevention (Poster)_(Download PDF

UN-Habitat Rapid Assessment of Informal Settlements in Yangon

Approximately 400,000 residents of informal settlements in Yangon find themselves at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. While it is urgent that Myanmar takes action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in informal settlements, these efforts are likely to be stymied by a lack of data on the unfolding situation on the ground. This

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Discussion Paper on Policy Options for Myanmar

The impact of COVID-19 is being most devastatingly felt in the world’s urban areas- among the 210 countries affected by COVID-19, 95 per cent of all cases are in urban areas. As states around the world instruct households to stay at home and practice physical distancing, realizing the right to adequate housing is now a