Report on the humanitarian assistance provided by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management during the period of 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management was able to provide humanitarian assistance worth 5.12 billion kyats to the people in real need during the revolution from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

In disbursing the 5.12 billion kyats, priorities were given to 8 key sectors which are as following:

(1) Civilians whose homes were burnt down by the military junta and internally displaced persons who had to flee due to the military junta’s brutal attacks
(2) Families of those injured or who lost their lives while participating in the revolution
(3) People with disabilities and vulnerable groups who were in need of assistance
(4) CDM Staffs who are defying the regime
(5) Victims of natural disasters
(6) Political prisoners and their families
(7) People affected by natural disasters
(8) People in need of humanitarian assistance for various reasons

The Ministry was able to assist around 340,000 internally displaced persons per month on average by utilising the funds from people-to-people donations, during the one year period. Some of the major achievements during this one year period are as follows:

1. Providing support over 4 million beneficiaries in total, as the Ministry was able to assist around 340,000 internally displaced persons per month on average.
2. Providing support to 3,143 civilians killed in conflicts.
3. Providing support to 3,153 civilians/people’s defence forces injured.
4. Rebuilding 1,010 temporary houses in place for houses that were burnt down.
5. Providing 9,432 tarpaulins for shelters to IDPs in need during monsoon and winter.
6. Constructing 730 bomb shelters for protection against airstrikes and artillery attacks.
7. Providing 337 million kyats in emergency relief efforts during Cyclone Mocha in May 2023.
8. Providing civilian protection and community resilience trainings to 60 humanitarian focals in most conflict affected areas such as Sagaing, Magway, Kachin, Chin and Karenni, who went on to cascade the training to 8,827 people in 89 sessions.

With this report on the humanitarian assistance provided over the past year, the Ministry would like to honour every revolutionary person persevering through challenges for the success of the revolution, and hopes this facilitates mutual support between the government and the people during these three years of revolution.