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 - Dec 2023

  • 145,001
    people were provided with essential household items such as blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
  • 138,147
    people gained better access to water, sanitation, shelter, and emergency hygiene systems as part of the ICRC’s emergency response programme.
  • 3,386
    people were supported upon release from prison, allowing them to return home safely.
  • 4,721
    people with disabilities, including 1,704 people affected by explosive hazards, were supported through our physical rehabilitation programme.
  • 65,949
    people learned more about the risk of explosive hazards and received information on safe behavior through 1,377 awareness sessions.
  • 98
    community volunteers and 210 Red Cross volunteers were trained as trainers to raise awareness of risk and safer behavior.
  • 1,706
    Red Cross volunteers joined 66 training sessions led by MRCS on safer access.
  • 9,116
    people, including weapon bearers, civil society organization, international organizations and government staff, learned more about international humanitarian law through 338 awareness sessions.