12th January 2021
A local HARP-F partner stepped in and swiftly organized a food distribution when IDPs in lockdown in Myitkyina were running out of food in January 2021. St Joseph IDP camp went into lockdown on 10 January, after a teenager tested positive for COVID-19. The 44 people the boy had had contact with had all been tested and isolated, and camp residents have subsequently received masks and testing kits. But food and water supplies were rapidly dwindling for the 911 people living in the camp.
The camp management turned to one of our local partner, who, through a quick reallocation of some of its HARP-F funds, organised for all camp residents to receive eight days’ worth of the minimum food basket (rice, oil, salt and pulses) together with other food items such as eggs, noodles and garlic. This stop gap measure allowed the World Food Programme to take over the food distributions in the camp after this eight days period.
22nd December 2020
Through our partner, we filled a gap in the COVID-19 response in Kyauk Phyu in Rakhine by turning the attention on the people in quarantine centres. The five quarantine centres in the town’s schools did not provide either protection equipment for the volunteers running the centres, or food and hygiene products for the people in quarantine.Read more
18th December 2020
One of HARP-F national partners is working with IDPs in the Kachin and Northern Shan states of Myanmar since April 2009 to support their safe and dignified return and resettlement. The project has been providing food, cash assistance and safe and equitable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to over 24,000 IDPs in 25 camps in Kachin and Northern Shan.Read more
10th December 2020
A HARP-F NGO partner in Myanmar is locally sourcing and distributing 108,000 reusable facemasks to vulnerable villagers in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships, in Northern Rakhine State, where facemasks remain difficult to access and unaffordable.Read more