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 - Sep 2021

  • 179,100
    People received essential household items
  • 30,264
    People assisted with unconditional multipurpose cash grants
  • 302,971
    People including the displaced people assisted by ICRC projects focused on water, sanitation, housing, hygiene and health infrastructures
  • 12,600
    People benefitted from various COVID-19 prevention measures, including provision of hygiene kits
  • 1,687
    Patients transferred for urgent and immediate medical care
  • 5,384
    People benefitted from physical rehabilitation services.
  • 23,044
    People learned more about mine risks and safe measures
  • 115
    Detainees benefitted from family visits programme