Tuesday, April 23rd 2024

UNICEF aims to assist over 18,000 Myanmar children with intellectual disabilities

On the World Autism Awareness Day, which falls on 2 April, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced to provide assistance to more than 18,000 children with intellectual disabilities in Myanmar within this year.


"UNICEF's 2024 goal is to provide the necessary support and assistance to more than 18,000 children with disabilities and intellectual disabilities," said an official  statement, adding that every child has the right to reside in an environment that acknowledges and embraces their differences.

"In 2023, UNICEF was able to provide support to meet the needs of 1,720 children with intellectual disabilities or special needs," stated UNICEF Myanmar.


UNICEF collaborated with partner organizations like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and  European Union (EU) to provide life-saving water, sanitation, and hygiene services to more than 600,000 conflict-affected individuals, including 200,000 children.


It aims to extend coverage to 850,000 people in 2024, added the statement.

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