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Returnees in Myanmar
In Myanmar

we support the people with medical expertise, disaster preparedness and measures to improve their basic source of income.

International Assistance in Myanmar

Why we are on site

Since 1948, Myanmar has witnessed armed conflicts between state security forces and various ethnic groups. The country has 135 ethnic groups in total. While minorities such as the Christian Karen fight for greater cultural and political autonomy, in some cases by armed force, the Muslim Rohingya are deprived of their citizenship.

Despite an opening toward democracy and economic progress, the country is one of the most fragile states. Myanmar is characterised by weak state structures, a lack of basic utilities and persistent displacement. Large segments of the population suffer from poverty and food shortages. Due to the use of landmines, in many areas, the freedom of movement is restricted. Along with its the internal conflicts, Myanmar has to deal with natural disasters. According to the United Nations, the country is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters worldwide. We promote peaceful and inclusive coexistence by protecting, restoring and improving the livelihoods of people and communities in areas affected by conflict.

12
Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in Myanmar since 2008
8
Staff Members
of Johanniter work on site
63.000
People
could be reached in 2019
7
Partner Organisations
implement the projects on the ground

What we achieve together with our partner organisations

Johanniter International Assistance has been active in Myanmar since 2008 together with partner organisations in the fields of health, nutrition, WASH and disaster preparedness. By taking measures to improve people’s basic source of income, we increase the resilience of particularly vulnerable communities. Our target groups are ethnic minorities, internally displaced persons, returning and host communities. In the case of landmine victims, we pay particular attention to their self-determined development, their physical and psychological rehabilitation and the strengthening of their social integration. We promote peaceful and inclusive coexistence by protecting, restoring and improving the livelihoods of people and communities in areas affected by conflict.

Project News from Myanmar

  • Myanmar: Sources of Income Cut Off by Pandemic
    A poster with information about the Corona Virus

    Myanmar: Sources of Income Cut Off by Pandemic

    15.05.2020

    Our local partner organisation Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) in Myanmar provides information about the corona virus and health policy developments in the settlement of Lay Kay Kaw New Town in Karen State.

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  • People affected by landmines: Facing their fate
    Ko Min Min with prosthetic leg stands on a field.

    People affected by landmines: Facing their fate

    23.03.2018

    Landmines claim their victims almost daily in Southeast Asian Myanmar. In East Bago, Johanniter is helping the affected people to cope with life afterwards.

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