In Myanmar, the ICRC provides humanitarian assistance to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. We have been present in Myanmar for over 30 years, including Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states. Our response is inclusive of emergency aid as well as long-term assistance. We improve access to clean water, health-care facilities and better living conditions, promote international humanitarian law and spread education about risks related to landmines. We also visit places of detention with an aim to secure better living conditions for all detainees, restore communication between them and their loved ones, and reunite families. Many of our programmes are jointly carried out with the Myanmar Red Cross Society.


Myanmar conflict  Myanmar people

Latest Update
In numbers

Rakhine Operation Response: Newly Displaced Populations - November 2019

  • 43,500
    people received soap, ceramic filters, plastic buckets, tarpaulins and bamboo to reinforce shelter.
  • 32,000
    people in rural communities benefited from upgraded environmental health conditions: better access to water and sanitation.
  • 42,000
    people received kitchen sets, hygiene and dignity kits, solar lamps, jerry cans, blankets, matting and clothing.
  • 45,800
    people received cash for food or food.
  • 36,200
    persons benefited from preventive and curative medical care through mobile clinics supported by the ICRC