UNHCR estimates that there are over 1.2 million persons of concern in Myanmar. This figure includes 810,000 internally displaced persons and 600,000 stateless Rohingya, of which 148,000 remain displaced.
UNHCR has been present in Myanmar since 1993 and maintains an operational presence of over 200 staff at 10 locations. We care for the needs of persons of concern in Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states as well as Bago, Magway, Sagaing and Tanintharyi regions.
By collaborating closely with partners such as sister UN agencies, NGOs, and local communities, UNHCR plays a crucial role in providing life-saving interventions, particularly in the areas of assistance coordination, services to mitigate protection risks, and delivery of emergency relief.
We also advocate for the fundamental human rights of persons of concern and host communities and work towards sustainable solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home and build a better future in cohesive and resilient communities.
For information about our work in Myanmar:
For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Myanmar, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.
For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
Office contact details
The UNHCR Representative in Myanmar
No.11, 11th Floor, Kantharyar Office Tower, Corner of Kan Yeik Thar Road and U Aung Myat Road, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon, Myanmar
P.O. Box 1485, Yangon, Myanmar
+95 01 9376195
+95 01 9376194
- Monday: 8:30 - 17:00
- Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:00
- Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:00
- Thursday: 8:30 - 17:00
- Friday: 8:30 - 17:00
- Saturday: closed
- Sunday: closed
- 4 January 2023, Independence Day
- 14 April 2023, Water Festival
- 17 April 2023, Myanmar New Year Day
- 1 August 2023, Full Moon Day of Warso
- 30 October 2023, Thadingyut
- 27 November 2023, Full Moon Day of Tazaungdaing
- 25 December 2023, Christmas Day