Over the last few years dramatic changes have been occurring in Myanmar as the military has relinquished some control over the government and released the country’s most prominent human rights activist, Aung San Suu Kyi. With these changes comes new hope for a people that have long struggled through economic sanctions, natural disasters and ongoing internal conflict.
World Renew first began working in Myanmar in 2008 in response to Cyclone Nargis, which led to sever flooding. The flood response project continued through 2010 as homes were rebuilt and livelihoods were restored.
Today World Renew is working to support communities that have been displaced by an ongoing ethnic and religious conflict in the northern Rakhine state. It hopes to support hundreds of displaced families through building capacity for growing vegetables and fruit trees and supporting more sustainable cooking with fuel-efficient stoves and quick-growing firewood trees.
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World Renew Partners In Myanmar
World Concern is a Christian global relief and development agency that works in Africa, South East Asia and the Americas to extend opportunity and hope to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. Their areas of expertise include disaster response, clean water, education, food security, child protection, microfinance and health. In Myanmar, World Concern works in ethnic minority villages in remote areas, helping families living in extreme poverty to re-establish their livelihoods and develop opportunities.
CDN (Consortium of Dutch NGOs The Netherlands) has been working in Myanmar since early 2008. It aims to provide relief and rehabilitation assistance and to build capacities of partner organisations in Myanmar. CDN focuses on food security and WASH and cooperates intensively with the local and central government and with local organizations. People in South Shan, Rakhine, Ayeyarwaddy and Magway divisions are supported by CDN.