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  • The IRC started working in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in May 2008 in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.

    The IRC started working in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in May 2008 in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.
  • The IRC provides improved access to water and sanitation.

    The IRC provides improved access to water and sanitation.
  • The IRC restores livelihoods and promotes sustainable solutions.

    The IRC restores livelihoods and promotes sustainable solutions.
  • Our recovery efforts expanded following Cyclone Giri in 2010.

    Our recovery efforts expanded following Cyclone Giri in 2010.
  • The IRC works with communities to improve reproductive health.

    The IRC works with communities to improve reproductive health.
  • The IRC now works in Irawaddy Division, Chin State, Shan State and Rakhine State.

    The IRC now works in Irawaddy Division, Chin State, Shan State and Rakhine State.

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Overview

Since we first responded with emergency aid after Cyclone Nargis in May 2008, the International Rescue Committee has expanded our work in Myanmar (also known as Burma) to provide health care, water and sanitation services, livelihoods training, and support for community development projects. We work in some of the most remote areas of the country—including Rakhine, Chin, Kayin, Mon, northern Shan, Kachin, and Kayah states—and last year reached more than 462,000 people with vital assistance.

How we help
  • The IRC trains midwives and community health workers and supports mobile clinics to improve access to healthcare for women and children in remote areas.
  • The IRC works with local communities to increase access to clean drinking water, improve sanitation facilities and prevent the outbreak of diseases by constructing water collection systems and building latrines and wash stands.
  • The IRC promotes economic recovery, teaching modern agricultural technology and techniques to farmers.
  • The IRC empowers communities to identify their own development needs and design and manage their own recovery projects, such as schools and health centres.
  • The IRC partners with local communities to increase access to clean drinking water, improve sanitation facilities and prevent the outbreak of diseases by constructing water systems and building latrines and wash stands.
  • The IRC also aids nearly 140,000 refugees from Myanmar in nine camps along the Myanmar-Thailand border.
  • The IRC also aids nearly 140,000 refugees from Myanmar in nine camps along the Myanmar-Thailand border.

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