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 — 2020

  • 2,750
    Number of wounded and/or acutely sick patients benefitting from emergency transportation supported by the ICRC
  • 17,230
    Number of people who received consultations through Ministry of Health and Sports mobile clinics supported by the ICRC
  • 2,500
    Number of people who benefitted from physical rehabilitation services. This also includes 300 people who were victims of landmines or explosive remnants of war
  • 300
    Number of victims of landmines or unexploded ordnance who received physical rehabilitation services with ICRC support
  • 36,000
    Number of detainees having better conditions due to infrastructure projects and material assistance
  • 361,600
    Number of people who benefitted from WatHab response (improved access to essential services: water, sanitation, shelter, material donation, disinfection services, awareness campaigns etc.)
  • 5,250
    Number of detainees released from prison receiving financial support to return home safely
  • 22,100
    Number of people who received small cash grants to buy essential emergency items