Myanmar is in a state of protracted, complex and evolving humanitarian crisis; it calls for a different response that is responsive to humanitarian needs, and led by national actors.
The Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme Facility completed its work in June, 2022. Our knowledge resources are available on this website. You can also access our training course for Myanmar humanitarian organisations on https://humanitariantraining.zabai.org
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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.
1m+ people in need of humanitarian assistance
470,000 stateless Rohingya
330,000 displaced by conflict or natural disasters
We remain committed to support the people of Myanmar and are continuing to provide emergency assistance through our partners in Rakhine, Kachin, Northern Shan and at the Thai border. We are currently meeting humanitarian needs following the military coup
Local organisations are central in responding to humanitarian needs. We work with them to limit the vulnerabilities of communities and strengthen their resilience to withstand upcoming crises. We have been working with our partners to respond to rapid onset emergencies since 2017. In the past year, we have been responding to COVID-19 and the increased conflict in Rakhine state.
Build a network with strong local roots
Foster resilience by empowering local actors
Respond to changing needs
Share knowledge on working in protracted crisis
2.1m conflict-affected people reached
63% of the Internally displaced people in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan reached
£75.8m committed through 76 grants providing predictable, multi-year financing
8 sectors WASH, Food, Health, Livelihoods, Nutrition, Protection, Shelter, COVID-19
606,000 people reached with COVID-19 prevention measures
55 partners including 36 national & local partners
30th June 2022
HARP-F developed a range of resources and tools for grant management in protracted crises and to support partners to lead the humanitarian response in Myanmar. These and other relevant documents have been collated here, alongside examples of how they were applied in practice, in the hope that they can be adapted, adopted, and learned from by other organisations and in other contexts.Read more
28th June 2022
In this webinar, we launched the HARP-F's online training platform.
Register here, from 1st July: https://humanitariantraining.zabai.org
The platform is designed to provide the humanitarian and development community in Myanmar with a bespoke, accessible curriculum for civil society organisations (CSOs) and small non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The HARP-F training team presented the platform, and how international and national non governmental organisations in Myanmar could make use of this resource to develop, adapt and roll-out bespoke content for their teams.
10th June 2022
Following the February 2021 coup in Myanmar, the Myanmar government instituted draconian measures to limit both humanitarian agencies and individuals from accessing bank-held funds. This, coupled with the increasing security and political reasons for not engaging or being able to access formal financial institutions (including banks, mobile money providers, and payroll services), has meant reduced reliance on formal financial systems.Read more
31st May 2022
This report explores the question of whether and how to support (further) localisation in the current conditions in Myanmar, which are assumed to remain similar for the next few years. It does this primarily from the perspective of international aid actors who, through their funding, hold much power over Myanmar actors. But it also speaks to what Myanmar actors need to do or do more of.Read more
3rd June 2022
This review looks at how the design, processes and structures of the HARP Facility have contributed to its ability to deliver humanitarian assistance and with what impact. It provides forward-looking recommendations that discuss how the benefits of HARP-F can be sustained in future funding for localised humanitarian responses in Myanmar.Read more
28th June 2022
This case study aims to showcase how the HARP-F localisation approach was applied in the protection sector through partnership with two local organisations. The case study discusses the localisation context at the time of partnership and HARP-F’s approach, both the broader approach HARP-F took and specific approach within protection in Kachin state. Finally, the case study discusses achievements, lessons learnt and emerging recommendations from the experience of HARP-F and the partners.Read more