One year after the coup, Myanmar children face learning, life loss

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Globally, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional classroom education. While hybrid or online learning had already been industrialized in many parts of the world, more than 12 million Myanmar children have had access to no form of education since early 2020, following all schools and universities closer to containing the COVID-19 surge and the country's lack of knowledge and infrastructure for online learning approaches. Additionally, the military coup has exacerbated the uncertain environment for children's education with over 236,000 people uprooted from their homes, including over 76,000 children. Currently, over 14.4 million people need humanitarian assistance, including 5 million children. The education of more than 12 million children are uncertain under this brutal military regime. Myanmar's people are in urgent need of humanitarian support from the international community and the United Nations in the face of a current humanitarian crisis. Nevertheless, this man-made disaster will continue unless the global leaders and international community halted the military from military impunity from killing its citizens mercilessly and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes, and those responsible are held accountable.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Jakarta post
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2022


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