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 restores livelihoods and promotes sustainable solutions.
Our recovery efforts expanded following Cyclone Giri in 2010.
The IRC works with communities to improve reproductive health.
The IRC now works in Irawaddy Division, Chin State, Shan State and Rakhine State.
Since we first responded with emergency aid after Cyclone Nargis in May 2008, the International Rescue Committee has expanded our work in Myanmar (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.