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Facts and figures

07-07-2014 Facts and Figures

Key Points

From January to June 2014, the ICRC:

  • made 21 visits to 17 places of detention; improved the living conditions of 16,500 detainees by rehabilitating water supply, sanitation, kitchen and medical facilities in 11 prisons;
  • enabled more than 500 detainees to stay in touch with family members by exchanging Red Cross messages, and arranged nearly 80 visits between detainees and their relatives living far away;
  • trained more than 80 doctors, 90 midwives and 240 nurses in a range of medical activities, including primary trauma care;
  • rehabilitated water supply, sanitation and waste management facilities in 12 medical facilities in Myanmar and supplied them with medicines and medical consumable items;
  • provided 1,250 disabled persons with artificial limbs from two ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centres;
  • assisted nearly 50,000 people with relief items and agricultural programs, and by helping them establish income-generating family businesses through grants and cash-for-work programmes, vocational training and provision of materials, such as fishing nets, canoes, trishaw bicycles, and grocery items;
  • briefed more than 1,000 people, including weapon bearers and religious leaders, on the work of the Movement, international humanitarian law and human rights law;
  • supported the Myanmar Red Cross in training staff and volunteers, including first aiders and emergency responders.