Since 25 August, violence has erupted in Rakhine State. The situation is fluid and remains unclear but Medair is preparing to respond to this critical humanitarian crisis.
Myanmar has experienced more than six decades of internal conflict and violence, with over half-a-million people forced from their homes and communities in Myanmar. As a result, many families live in terrible temporary conditions.
On top of this, the country is one of the most disaster-affected countries in the world. Over the past 10 years the people of Myanmar have endured three powerful cyclones, two earthquakes, heavy flooding, and deadly landslides. Families living in rural, isolated areas often feel the impact of these disasters the most. For many, their land has been damaged or destroyed which has devastated local livelihoods, while thousands of families have been forced from their homes.
WHAT WE DO
Shelter – In Rakhine State, where as many as 120,000 displaced people live in camps or host communities, Medair provided urgently needed funding to help rebuild badly damaged communal shelters.
Flood Assistance – In remote village communities in Rakhine State, Medair has funded cash-for-work activities to improve drinking water facilities. Vulnerable families have been able to earn money to help them recover from devastating floods which destroyed the local harvest in 2015.