We work to meet humanitarian needs and build community resilience in Myanmar.

Myanmar is in a state of protracted, complex and evolving humanitarian crisis, compounded by the February 2021 military coup; it calls for a different response that is driven by and responsive to humanitarian needs, and led by national actors.

A young girl with Thanaka powder on her face looks at the camera, in November 2009 in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar. ©Dreamstime

The issue

Even before the military coup, humanitarian need in Myanmar had steadily increased, driven by multiple conflict dynamics and displacement, natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The coup is impacting the ability to deliver humanitarian assistance. This means that populations that were already extremely vulnerable and relying on humanitarian aid – internally displaced people (IDPs) in camps, people newly displaced by conflict, Rohingya, returnees and their host communities – are now facing increased difficulty in accessing food, health services, and water and sanitation services. The current crisis in Myanmar is also likely to create new humanitarian needs.

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1m+ people in need of humanitarian assistance

470,000 stateless Rohingya

330,000 displaced by conflict or natural disasters

Build a network with strong local roots

Foster resilience by empowering local actors

Respond to changing needs

Share knowledge on working in protracted crisis

Our impact

996,000 conflict-affected people reached 1m people in need of assistance

63% of the Internally displaced people in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan reached

£74.7m committed through 77 grants providing predictable, multi-year financing

8 sectors WASH, Food, Health, Livelihoods, Nutrition, Protection, Shelter, COVID-19

500,000 people reached with COVID-19 prevention measures

55 partners including 36 local partners We strengthen the capacity and resilience of local organisations

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