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Myanmar

Burma/Myanmar in brief

Capital: Naypyidaw (since November 2005, formerly Yangon)
Area: 676,578 km2
Population: 51,486,253 (2014 census)

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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a Southeast Asian nation that is neighbouring India and Bangladesh to the Northwest, China in the Northeast, Thailand and Laos to the Southeast, and the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea to the Southwest and South. In 2014, the latest national census officially counted a population of nearly 51.5 million for an area of 676.000 km2. The country is divided into 14 States and Regions and has 135 officially recognized ethnic groups, corresponding to eight major groups.

More to 50 years of military rule and ethnic conflict have plunged Myanmar into long-term poverty and isolation. Fortunately, a democratic transition began in 2010 with the election of a civilian government, although the military kept a 25% share in key positions. Dramatic change has then occurred including important reforms, the release of hundreds of political prisoners and the lifting of economic sanctions imposed on the country. In November 2015, the National League for Democracy – Aung San Suu Kyi’s party – won the general elections and a new NLD-led government was formed on 30 March 2016. Recent efforts to broker peace, including through the signature of a nationwide ceasefire agreement in October 2015, are other signs of progress.

At the same time, armed clashes between Myanmar’s Armed Forced and ethnic armed groups continue, especially in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine States. More than 100,000 refugees (mostly from the country’s southeast) are still living in Thailand. Besides, inter-communal violence has erupted in 2012 in various parts of Myanmar, mostly in Rakhine State, with heightened tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities. Lastly, the country’s economic transformation, however promising it is, remains fragile and filled with obstacles that affect the economic, social and cultural rights of the population.

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What we do

Child Protection Safety Net
30 townships in Mandalay division, Sagaing division and Shan State, 2015-2017

Emergency Flood Response in the Rakhine state
Rakhine State, 2015 - 2016

Support of civil society
Location: Shan state, Mon state, Kayin state and Mandalay, Since 2012

Social Cohesion Programme
Mon, Kayin, Rakhine state, 2015-2017

Other Programmes

“In the community we guarantee that child abuse will never happen here again,” says member of Child Protection Group in Myanmar

“In the community we guarantee that child..

10. February 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Child Protection Group in Myanmar

Child Protection Group in Myanmar

18. January 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

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The light can hide the shadow. Opening religious dialogue through cultural grants in Myanmar

The light can hide the shadow. Opening..

21. December 2016
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Myanmar cultural grants

Myanmar cultural grants

19. December 2016
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
People in Need supports monastic schools in Myanmar

People in Need supports monastic schools..

19. November 2015
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Myanmar: We were born to vote freely

Myanmar: We were born to vote freely

5. November 2015
Burma/Myanmar;
Human rights; Humanitarian aid;

Article

“In the community we guarantee that child abuse will never happen here again,” says member of Child Protection Group in Myanmar

“In the community we guarantee that child..

10. February 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
The light can hide the shadow. Opening religious dialogue through cultural grants in Myanmar

The light can hide the shadow. Opening..

21. December 2016
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Myanmar: We were born to vote freely

Myanmar: We were born to vote freely

5. November 2015
Burma/Myanmar;
Human rights; Humanitarian aid;

Article

1 100 000 people affected by floods in Myanmar. People in Need provided 1 000 000 CZK for relief aid

1 100 000 people affected by floods in..

12. August 2015
Burma/Myanmar;
Club; Humanitarian aid;

Article
"I stopped hating Muslims," says Burmese Buddhist

"I stopped hating Muslims," says..

6. December 2014
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Burmese thanks to People in Need can defend themselves against authorities´ oppression

Burmese thanks to People in Need can..

28. November 2014
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Child Protection Group in Myanmar

Child Protection Group in Myanmar

18. January 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Myanmar cultural grants

Myanmar cultural grants

19. December 2016
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
People in Need supports monastic schools in Myanmar

People in Need supports monastic schools..

19. November 2015
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Floods in Myanmar

Floods in Myanmar

12. August 2015
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
One World Brussels 2014

One World Brussels 2014

22. April 2014
Burma/Myanmar; Belarus; Cuba; Libya; Russia; Syria; Ukraine;
Human rights;

Gallery
PIN aid in Burmese refugee camps

PIN aid in Burmese refugee camps

25. March 2014
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

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