Myanmar is in a state of protracted, complex and evolving humanitarian crisis, compounded by the February 2021 military coup; it calls for a different response that is driven by and responsive to humanitarian needs, and led by national actors.
Even before the military coup, humanitarian need in Myanmar had steadily increased, driven by multiple conflict dynamics and displacement, natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The coup is impacting the ability to deliver humanitarian assistance. This means that populations that were already extremely vulnerable and relying on humanitarian aid – internally displaced people (IDPs) in camps, people newly displaced by conflict, Rohingya, returnees and their host communities – are now facing increased difficulty in accessing food, health services, and water and sanitation services. The current crisis in Myanmar is also likely to create new humanitarian needs.
1m+ people in need of humanitarian assistance
470,000 stateless Rohingya
330,000 displaced by conflict or natural disasters
We remain committed to support the people of Myanmar and are continuing to provide emergency assistance through our partners in Rakhine, Kachin, Northern Shan and at the Thai border. We are currently meeting humanitarian needs following the military coup
Local organisations are central in responding to humanitarian needs. We work with them to limit the vulnerabilities of communities and strengthen their resilience to withstand upcoming crises. We have been working with our partners to respond to rapid onset emergencies since 2017. In the past year, we have been responding to COVID-19 and the increased conflict in Rakhine state.
996,000 conflict-affected people reached 1m people in need of assistance
63% of the Internally displaced people in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan reached
£74.7m committed through 77 grants providing predictable, multi-year financing
8 sectors WASH, Food, Health, Livelihoods, Nutrition, Protection, Shelter, COVID-19
500,000 people reached with COVID-19 prevention measures
55 partners including 36 national & local partners
28th October 2021
The Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme Facility (HARP-F) was established as an intermediary grant distribution mechanism for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) humanitarian funding in Myanmar. The challenging and ever-changing operating context required a flexible and adaptable funding instrument that could support partner delivery in such circumstances. These characteristics were built into the design of the HARP-F from the outset.Read more
30th December 2021
One of our partners has been implementing the ‘Promoting needs-based protection and community-based support mechanisms for internally displaced and crisis-affected people in Rakhine State’ project since October 2019.Read more