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.
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.
1.8m conflict-affected people reached
63% of the Internally displaced people in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan reached
£74.7m 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
29th April 2022
The CASH Working Group will present the findings from a recent Review of Cash Transfer Programmes in Kachin/Northern Shan and Rakhine States, commissioned by the HARP-Facility.
Thursday 12 May, 2022, 4-5pm Myanmar time/10.30-12pm BST
29th April 2022
As many as 3 in 5 families in Myanmar are not able to access and consume enough of the right foods to meet their nutritional needs . In addition, poor access to health care and clean water can increase cases of malnutrition.Read more
22nd April 2022
Key nutrition services in Rakhine could not be implemented as planned in 2021. To increase coverage of nutrition services in Rakhine State, Myanmar, it is essential to understand and address the key barriers.Read more
23rd March 2022
Since 2016, HARP-F has been the largest funding mechanism for humanitarian water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support in Myanmar. Over the last 6 years HARP-F WASH programming has supported 315,000 conflict-affected people in Kachin, Northern Shan, Rakhine and Chin States, with grants totalling £22.4 million.Read more
2nd February 2022
Humanitarian donors and their implementing partners require access to reliable, actionable, and timely information regarding the evolving humanitarian landscape, security conditions, and potential entry points.
When the HARP-Facility identified a gap in the availability of high-quality humanitarian and operational analysis in Rakhine State, Myanmar, it engaged the Centre for Operational Analysis and Research (COAR) to set up the Community Analysis Support System (CASS).