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Solar lanterns light the way to shared toilets in Myanmar IDP camps at night, and help protect women and girls from gender-based violence. © Metta Development Foundation/Hkawng Nan

17 November 2017

Solar lanterns light the perilous way to shared toilets

Khin Khin shudders when she thinks about walking in the dark from her shelter to the shared toilet: “I never feel safe to go to the toilet at night.” In Myanmar, 1.5 million people have no toilet in their home or yard. A toilet underpins not only health and dignity, but also safety. Women and girls are at risk of sexual assault

11 October 2017

Dire living conditions hamper potential of Myanmar’s children and youth

YANGON, Myanmar — Almost half of Myanmar’s population is below 25 years of age (46.5 per cent). These 23.4 million children and youth represent the future of the country. Yet a new census report reveals that many of them are growing up in dire conditions that hamper their potential in life: One in three children live in

27 September 2017

Myanmar must prepare to face the challenges of an ageing population

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that the number of older people in Myanmar will almost triple in the next 30 years. By 2050 the number of people aged 60 and over are projected to grow from 4.5 million to 13 million – 20 per cent of the population. “Both the Government and civil society must prepare to meet the



THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census...
THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census...

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