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 seek to 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

ICRC Myanmar Delegation Jan - Sept 2022

  • 266,905
    People received essential household items such as blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
  • 129,580
    People provided with food or support to purchase food.
  • 285,973
    People in Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, Chin, Kayah and Kayin States gain better access to water, sanitation, shelter, and emergency hygiene systems.
  • 84,595
    People including 22,628 children under 5 years were immunized as part of an ICRC supported immunization programme.
  • 3,529
    Patients transferred or transported for urgent and immediate medical care from rural areas.
  • 18,906
    Physical rehabilitation services provided, including 14,342 physiotherapy sessions, 1,012 prostheses, 440 orthoses, 168 wheelchairs and 1,096 walking aids.
  • 50,790
    People learned more about the risks of mines & other explosive hazards and safe behavior through 1,075 sessions conducted in line with International Mine Action Standards and guidelines.
  • 18,397
    Detainees supported with COVID-19 prevention materials.