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5 current projects
1.14 m. € funding in 2018
139,000 people reached in 2018

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.

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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

Sustainable Agriculture Project in the Dry Zone of Myanmar

Myanmar | 2017 – 2019 | Budget: 337,735 €
Institutional donors: IWMI

Food and Better Sanitation for the Forgotten Refugees

Myanmar | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 765,559 €
Institutional donors: AA

Teaching Children and Adults Under One Roof

Myanmar | 2018 – 2019 | Budget: 70,000 €

Drinking Their Fill: Potable Water in Villages

Myanmar | 2019 – 2019 | Budget: 138,050 €

Giving Farmers back Control over Resources

Myanmar | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: 2,201,509 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#68 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 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 (2018)
5,1% child mortality (2018)
10,5% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-7,1 Score (25.9 in 2010)
44.4 2000
36.4 2005
25.9 2010
20.1 2018

Publications about Myanmar

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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