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 legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • 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.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Myanmar

Street Address:
No.11, 11th Floor, Kantharyar Office Tower, Corner of Kan Yeik Thar Road and U Aung Myat Road, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1485, Yangon, Myanmar

+95 01 9376195

+95 01 9376194

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 6.3

Working Hours:
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

Public Holidays:
04 January 2022, Independence Day
14 April 2022, Water Festival
15 April 2022, Water Festival
02 May 2022, Eid al-Fitr
11 July 2022, Eid-al-Adha
12 July 2022, Full Moon Day of Warso
10 October 2022, Thadingyut
23 October 2022, Deepavali
07 November 2022, Full Moon Day of Tazaungmon
26 December 2022, Christmas (observed)