About Myanmar

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                    Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. It is the world’s 40th largest country and the second largest in Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon. The total population of Myanmar is 54 710 517 according to 2016 census.


Religion                                    percent

Buddhism                                   89%

Christianity                                  4%

Islam                                             4%

Hinduism                                     1%

Others including Animism and Chinese folk religion 2%

Main problems faced by children in Myanmar

(1). Poverty

Myanmar suffers from structural poverty. 32 % of the population lives below the poverty line. This sort of poverty prevents children from enjoying their most fundamental rights. Children from rural areas are especially hard hit.

(2). Right to Health

Lack of equipment and competent personnel has a considerable effect on the health of children, particularly those from poor families. In effect, around 70 ‰ of Myanmar’s children die before the age of 5.

(3). Right to Education

It is estimated that 20% of Myanmar’s children have no schooling. Parents are not always able to finance their children’s studies.

Remarks: There are many other problems which Myanmar children are facing beyond the above three points.