Registered Children Affected in Taikkyi Area Programme: 0
World Vision Staff Affected in Taikkyi Area Programme: 0
Myanmar has confirmed cases of COVID-19. The government ordered people to stay at home and avoid travel between villages, imposed a curfew from 10 pm to 4 am each day, banned gatherings of more than five people and asked non-government organisations not to conduct activities in communities with infections.
World Vision is now training more than 5,000 community group members on child protection during COVID-19, conducting child protection risk assessments in 35 towns, and advocating for the government to ensure child protection services and helplines for children. We are also training 50 frontline staff and service providers on psychological first aid for children facing stress.
During the crisis, we have also partnered with the government to distribute personal protective equipment and medical supplies like masks, gloves, disinfectant, thermometers and sanitiser to health facilities, and provided internally displaced families with food supplies, cash, water purification tablets, soap, water buckets and COVID-19 information.
We have developed education kits for children and online homeschooling training for caregivers. Several of the communities we partner with in Myanmar are experiencing restrictions due to safety measures, which will likely cause some operational delays.