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 - Sept 2023

  • 116,255
    People were provided with essential household items such as blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
  • 123,926
    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.
  • 44,236
    People (including 36,158 children under five years) were immunized through an ICRC-supported immunization programme.
  • 3,419
    People with disabilities who received Physical rehabilitation services including 1,215 people affected by explosive hazards were supported through our physical rehabilitation programme.
  • 43,144
    People learned more about the risk of explosive hazards and received information on safe behaviour through 952 awareness sessions.
  • 6,932
    People including weapon bearers, civil society organizations, INGOs and government staff learned more about the ICRC and international humanitarian law through 236 awareness sessions.