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 - June 2023

  • 96,130
    People were provided with essential household items such as blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
  • 86,976
    People in Kachin, Shan, Mandalay, Rakhine, Chin and Sagaing gained better access to water, sanitation, shelter and emergency hygiene systems, as part of the ICRC’s emergency response programmes.
  • 39,320
    People (including 34,118 children under five years) were immunized through an ICRC-supported immunization programme.
  • 2,244
    People with disabilities, including 819 people affected by explosive hazards, were supported through our physical rehabilitation programme.
  • 21,876
    People learned more about the risk of explosive hazards and received information on safe behaviour through 535 awareness sessions.
  • 4,434
    People including weapon bearers, civil society organizations, INGOs and government staff, learned more about the ICRC and international humanitarian law through 233 awareness sessions.