Myanmar

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

ICRC Myanmar Delegation Jan - Mar 2022

  • 254,734
    People received essential household items
  • 118,768
    People provided with food or cash to buy food
  • 125,114
    People in Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, Chin and Kayin States provided with access to water, sanitation, shelter and hygiene.
  • 11,899
    Curative health consultations provided in 13 ICRC-supported health facilities across Kachin and Rakhine States.
  • 609
    Patients transferred for urgent and immediate medical care from rural areas.
  • 4,894
    Physical rehabilitation services provided, including 3,194 physiotherapy sessions, 351 prostheses, 159 orthoses, 57 wheelchairs and 434 walking aids.
  • 16,229
    People learned more about mine risks and safe measures.
  • 18,397
    Detainees supported with COVID-19 prevention materials.