• Rakhine State, Myanmar. The ICRC and the Myanmar Red Cross make sure displaced people from both Muslim and Rakhine communities have clean water, in order to prevent the spread of water-borne disease. Both organizations provide assistance based on the needs of people from the two communities and in accordance with the principle of impartiality.
    • Rakhine State, Myanmar. The ICRC and the Myanmar Red Cross make sure displaced people from both Muslim and Rakhine communities have clean water, in order to prevent the spread of water-borne disease. Both organizations provide assistance based on the needs of people from the two communities and in accordance with the principle of impartiality.
      © ICRC / Aye Zaw Myo / v-p-mm-e-00143
  • Rakhine State, Myanmar. For humanitarian workers, reaching people in need requires meticulous preparation. Myanmar Red Cross Field Manager Dr Thike Htun and ICRC delegate Patricia Alliot-Guichard brief Red Cross volunteers deployed from Kachin State before setting off for camps in and around Sittwe.
    • Rakhine State, Myanmar. For humanitarian workers, reaching people in need requires meticulous preparation. Myanmar Red Cross Field Manager Dr Thike Htun and ICRC delegate Patricia Alliot-Guichard brief Red Cross volunteers deployed from Kachin State before setting off for camps in and around Sittwe.
      © ICRC / Aye Zaw Myo / v-p-mm-e-00123
  • Thee Chaung Camp, near Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Displaced persons gather around ICRC delegate Patricia Alliot-Guichard and Myanmar Red Cross water and sanitation engineer Shithu Tun as they check a water point installed jointly by the two organizations.
  • Moezala Camp, Sittwe, Rakhine State. Proper personal hygiene is an essential element in preventing the spread of disease, especially in such a crowed situation as an IDP camp. A boy demonstrates how to wash hands thoroughly with Beatriz Seisdedos De Vega from the ICRC following a hygiene promotion session.
  • Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Myanmar Red Cross and the ICRC installed a drinking water purification unit in Sittwe town in June 2012. Supplying drinking water to the camps in Sittwe remains a priority for the ICRC and the Myanmar Red Cross.

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