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Emergency Flood Response in the Rakhine state

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Rakhine State

When:

2015 - 2016

Donors

PIN Club of Friends;

In 2015, Cyclone Komen affected 12 of the 14 states and regions of Myanmar and threatened more than 1.6 million residents; 330,000 families had to temporarily leave their homes. The most significantly affected area was Rakhine State, which is also one of the least developed in Myanmar. In addition to poverty, the lack of education or health services and extreme vulnerability to natural disasters, inter-communal tensions have uprooted tens of thousands of people since 2012.

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Child Protection Safety Net

Type: Education;

Location:

30 townships in Mandalay division, Sagaing division and Shan State

When:

2015-2017

Donors

European Commission;

Partners

Monastic Education Development Group/Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education School (MEDG/PDO);

In the beginning of 2015 PIN launched the "Child Protection Safety Nets Project", a largely EU-funded project that aims to address the issue of violence against children in upper Myanmar, i.e. Mandalay Region, Sagaing region and Shan State. Together with its local partner, the Monastic Education Development Group (MEDG), PIN is raising awareness and providing child protection training for monastic school staff, parents and community members as well as local authorities at township level.  The establishment of school-based and community-based child protection mechanisms is also part of the project to help communities report, refer and solve child abuse and exploitation cases.

Social Cohesion Programme

Type: Civil Society Development & Good Governance;

Two of the most important concepts in Myanmar culture are metta (loving kindness) and karuna (compassion). But emerging from more than 60 years of isolation and conflict there are, understandably, high levels fear and anxiety and these core concepts are being challenged. Rapid exposure to the ‘outside’ world has created misunderstandings and questions of identity, creating violent conflict in certain areas.

This programme began in early 2015 and seeks to address communal violence by working alongside communities, CSOs and civil society and religious leaders to raise awareness and share the skills needed for harmonious living (stress and anger management, non-violent communication, critical thinking skills etc.) and  creating opportunities for shared experience to increase trust and confidence, while lowering fear and stereotypes.

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Support of civil society

Type: Civil Society Development & Good Governance;

Location:

Location: Shan state, Mon state, Kayin state and Mandalay

When:

Since 2012

Donors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;PIN Club of Friends;Open Society Foundations;European Commission;

People in Need in Myanmar supports community based and civil society organisations in 4 geographical areas – Shan state, Kayin, Mon and Mandalay. Mainly in ethnical states, where it has been supporting community based organisations and civil society activists and increase awareness of human rights in communities. These organisations are offered technical trainings and opportunity to attend networking meetings. The possibility of meeting with other organisations/initiatives and to cooperate together is considered by these organisations as the most important. PIN is supporting activities within civic journalism, civic education and human rights.

PIN has been working through its local partners organisations. Thanks to partners organisations can People in Need effectively help the communities, that actively try to improve conditions of its members and help them to promote compliance of human rights. Moreover residents of different regions could attend trainings about upcoming elections and improve their knowledge about their voting rights. Awareness about electoral system, particularly in remote areas, is very low and many citizens did not know their voting rights and did not have any experience with elections before the trainings.

People in Need has been developing educational and methodical materials for CBOs/ CSOs that enable them to organise human rights and civic education trainings. Likwise has been People in Need focusing on individual support of CBOs/CSOs by providing consultations and opportunities to participeta in internships in Burma or abroad (Czech Republic or other EU countries). Every year are 3 representants of burmese society sent to Czech Republic and thus get opportunity to learn about the czech non profit sector and learn managerial and advocacy skills. An added benefit of these trips is that the participants can also share transformative experience and learn about experience of transition to democracy in the Czech and Central European countries.

 


Past Activities Successfully completed programmes

Cyclone Nargis

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Myanmar

When:

2008

The Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar in May 2008 took the lives of more than 140,000 people. Additional 100,000 found themselves suddenly without shelter, lost their livelihoods and remained with no access to basic needs such as food or water. Altogether around 2.5 million people were severely affected.

People in Need took immediate action one week after the cyclone. In the first phase, People in Need concentrated on providing emergency aid in response to urgent humanitarian needs. Through local partners, PIN distributed food, drinking water, purification tablets, clothing and tarpaulins for construction of temporary shelters. Later PIN focused on restarting livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and small retailers.

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Cross-border Humanitarian Aid

Type: Health;

Location:

South-East and Kachin State

When:

2010 - 2012

Donors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;PIN Club of Friends;

In the vast areas along the south-eastern and eastern frontiers of Myanmar, on top of the armed conflict, the local population has struggled against malaria and malnutrition due to that fact that virtually no system of state-run health care exists. Virtually the only providers of healthcare are local community organizations, often coordinated from exile in Thailand. Some of these organizations have built stationary clinics within Myanmar, while others have helped in areas where it is not possible to work in this way due to security concerns by providing medical care via mobile health teams.

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Rehabilitation of Primary Education in Karen (Kayin) State

Type: Education;

Location:

Karen State

When:

2012

Donors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;Real Aid;

Karen State, which lies on the border with Thailand, is one of the regions of Myanmar that has suffered most in the last ten years due to the civil war. Hundreds of thousands of inhabitants have been driven out of their homes, there is lack of community and productive infrastructure and the systematic provision of services like health care and education has become dysfunctional.

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Humanitarian Aid in Kachin State

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Kachin State

When:

Since 2011

Donors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;PIN Club of Friends;

The 17-year-old cease-fire in Kachin State broke down in June 2011. The resulting fighting drove more than 85,000 civilians from their homes. They remain in IDP camps without the opportunity to support themselves and depend on humanitarian aid which provision is severely restricted especially in areas outside of governmental control. Children, who constitute 40% of the IPDs, have their education interrupted and face the risk of being trafficked.

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