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Myanmar EBO - Burma: Data & Facts
Myanmar is a resource-rich nation suffering from ineffective macroeconomic policy, bribery and peasant poverage. Bribery is widespread and significant natural ressources, such as in the mineral extraction industry, are highly developed in the hand of a few. Burma's economy has undergone remarkable reforms: - In October 2011, 11 privately owned banking houses were permitted to deal in forex.
- The multiples of Burma's foreign currency rate were eliminated on April 2, 2012, and the Central Bank of Myanmar set up an administered floating of Burma's Kya. Consumers do not profit from the depletion of indigenous people. Productivity will remain high in the mineral extraction industry - mainly coal and steel, coal and wood - with the latter two producing significant damage to the environment.
Others, such as the processing industry, travel and service, are struggling with weak infrastructures, unforeseeable commercial policy, untapped labour force (the outcome of a lack of health and educational systems), indigenous corrupt practices and insufficient availability of funds for investments. Rice, legumes, beans, peanuts, sugar cane; seafood and seafood and hard wood. - indusri-ties:
agro-industrial processes; timber and timber derivatives; cobalt, pewter, wolfram, iron; cements, building material; pharmaceutical preparations; fertilizers; oils and gases; clothing, jades and precious stones.
Myanmar: Facts and Numbers, January to May 2016 - Myanmar
In spite of the continuing effort for Myanmar to bring lasting stability to the country, the struggles continue in the north of Shan and in Kachin. More than 100,000 are still internally displaced persons and tens of thousands are affected by conflicts and need help in the north-east. At Rakhine, the effects of the 2012 violent events that affected all municipalities and the ensuing physical activity constraints are still weighing on people's daily life.
Below is an outline of what the ICRC has done to address the needs of all communities: 10,000 vulnerable persons affected by the Shan North and South conflicts could meet their primary needs by providing aid such as currency and/or necessities. 1,600 individuals increased their awareness of the risks of land mines and other dud bombs in Kachin and Shan states.
Accessibility to good healthcare has been enhanced through the provision of assistance (medical supplies, improving infrastructures, training, solid wastes) to 10 clinics in Rakhine, Shan and a non-governmental area of Kachin. Some 1,400 disabled persons enhanced their portability to two ICRC-supported rehab centers in Hpa-an and Mandalay.
More than 14,000 individuals in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin have enhanced their accessibility to plumbing and sanitary facilities.