Institution: Myanmar Red Cross Society

Myanmar Case Studies: Rebuilding their lives in a time of uncertainty

For people living in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, these are uncertain, challenging times. Many families have faced cyclical violence, population movement or flooding over the past three years. To help them through the worst of these situations, villagers around Sittwe town are receiving cash grants and training from the Myanmar Red Cross Society. Although violence means the Red Cross programmes sometimes have to be suspended, these grants have helped people start small businesses, while Red Cross health centers and first aid training give them access to basic healthcare and prepare them for future disasters. Meet the people we are reaching...

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Treating the sick today and being prepared for tomorrow

By Francis Markus, IFRC The radiologist opens the bamboo gate to the X-ray tent and four year old Nur Kolima heads gingerly in to lie down on the bed for his image to be taken. His mother, Fatima, is taking no chances with his cough symptoms. “I had three children, but my little boy, aged 10 months died of fever,” she says with a blank expression. The family, who arrived three months ago, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, had taken the child to a traditional community healer, but he was not able to offer any effective treatment for...

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2017 Community Engagement and Accountability – Good practices from around the world

This publication presents examples of community engagement and accountability initiatives being implemented by the Movement in both emergency and longer-term contexts. Our work in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East stands testament to how community engagement and accountability is not only enabling us to better respond to the needs of the communities we serve but also in reducing their vulnerability and in building safer, more resilient communities.

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.