Man stands in a field


13 current projects
3.4 m. € funding in 2016
154,705 people reached in 2016

The southeast Asian multi-ethnic country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is one of the poorest countries in the world. Especially alarming are the high rates of infant mortality and the percentage of underweight children under five years of age. Until 2010, the country was governed by a military dictatorship. Violent confrontations between government troops and rebels from ethnic minorities fighting for more independence are ongoing. They have forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Most of this number live as refugees in their own country.

Selected projects

Refugees in Their Own Country

Daw Myig had to leave her village in July 2011, when the violent confrontations in Myanmar escalated.

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Rank in Global Hunger Index
#77 of 119 countries
GHI value 2017 for Myanmar
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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52.89 million population (2017)
na child mortality (2017)
na of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
- Score (30.1 in 2008)
55.6 1992
43.6 2000
30.1 2008
22.6 2017

Publikationen & Material zu Myanmar

Fact sheet Rohingya in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries of the world: 1,110 inhabitants per square kilometre, this is five times as much as in...

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2013 evaluation mmr1029 myanmar en
Improved food and livelihood security in Myanmar

The project area, Pauk Township, is part of the dry zone (700-1000 mm annual rainfall, very unreliable weather conditions) and located in Pakokku...

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