Date: 2012


Ethnic unrest in the state of Rakhine and armed conflict in Kachin forced many innocents onto the streets, without access to food, water and shelter. According to official reports, over 200,000 people, a third of this number, children, were displaced by the conflicts. Tens of thousands of others were simultaneously being displaced in nine other states/regions due to severe flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains that year. Official figures put this number at 65,000.


Partners: Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief & Resettlement, Myanmar Heart Development Organisation


How we helped:

  • Deployed a relief team from 3 to 9 September
  • Distributed 24,600 kg of relief items to the affected communities in the Ayeyarwaddy Region, Rakhine State and Kachin State including:
    • 200 tarpaulin sheets
    • 200 hygiene kits
    • 242 sacks of rice
    • 35,000 Mercy Ready Meals
    • 5 pedal-powdered ultra filtration units
    • 518 blankets
    • 190 four-man tents