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 - Dec 2021

  • 234,495
    People received essential household items
  • 54,341
    People assisted with unconditional multipurpose cash grants
  • 332,069
    Civilians, including displaced people affected by armed conflict or natural disasters assisted by ICRC projects focused on water, sanitation, housing, hygiene and health infrastructures
  • 66,946
    Curative health consultations provided in 21 facilities (General, District, and Township hospitals)
  • 2,044
    Patients transferred for urgent and immediate medical care
  • 2,621
    People benefitted from physical rehabilitation services.
  • 35,742
    People learned more about mine risks and safe measures
  • 4,196
    Detainees financially supported to return home safely to their families after their release