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 — 2019

  • 91,000
    people received health-related consultation through the Ministry of Health and Sports mobile clinics supported by the ICRC.
  • 41,000
    detainees received improved living conditions due to infrastructure projects supported by the ICRC.
  • 209,000
    people affected by conflict living in displacement camps, and urban or rural areas benefited from shelter, water and sanitation projects.
  • 460
    victims of landmines of unexploded ordnance received rehabilitation services supported by the ICRC.
  • 70,400
    people reached with essential information about landmine dangers through over 1,000 awareness sessions.
  • 6,600
    detainees released from prisons received financial support to return home safely.
  • 15,000
    physiothereapy sessions provided, supported by the ICRC.
  • 126,500
    people received essential household items including blankets, kitchen sets and mosquito nets during emergency.