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Myanmar

18 current projects
3.29 m. € funding in 2020
90,000 people reached in 2020

The Southeast Asian multiethnic state of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is one of the poorest countries in the world. Until 2010, the country was ruled by a military dictatorship. In 2015, the first ever free elections were held. Nevertheless, violent clashes continue between government troops and ethnic minority rebels fighting for greater independence. This continues to force hundreds of thousands of people to flee. One ethnic group that has been systematically persecuted for decades is the Rohingya. They are not recognized by the Myanmar government as a domestic population group. Since 2017 alone, nearly one million Rohingyas have fled the violence to neighboring Bangladesh. Since the military coup on February 1, 2021, the armed forces have violently cracked down on demonstrators, resulting in thousands of arrests and hundreds of deaths. The ongoing crisis and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have worrying implications for the country's general situation: The health care system is broken, and the economic situation is deteriorating – it is expected that the number of people living in poverty could almost double by 2022 (source: UNDP).

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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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More projects in Myanmar

Better Seeds for Rice Farming

Myanmar | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: € 3,456,365
Institutional donors: LIFT,Mercy Corps USA

Giving Farmers back Control over Resources

Myanmar | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,426,509
Institutional donors: BMZ

Rubber Production for Tomorrow

Myanmar | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,955,605
Institutional donors: BMZ,WWF Myanmar,WWF Thailand,WWF-Cambodia

Nutrition and Hygiene for Remote Villages

Myanmar | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,512,500
Institutional donors: BMZ

Food, Water, Hygiene, and Shelter for Displaced People

Myanmar | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 774,736
Institutional donors: AA

Cyclone Komen's Long Shadow

Myanmar | 2016 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,994,871
Institutional donors: BMZ

Reducing the Economic Impact of COVID-19

Myanmar | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 13,500

Combatting COVID-19 by Text Message

Myanmar | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 110,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Publications about Myanmar

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Fact Sheet: Rohingya in Bangladesh

Since there have been violent conflicts between the Rohingya rebels and the Myanmar police and army, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to...

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Mid-term Evaluation: Myanmar (2013)

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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Annual Report 2008

This report presents the projects and programmes abroad and the balance sheets of the year 2008. 

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