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Burma | International Rescue Committee (IRC)
So what is the cause of the present Myanmar economic downturn? Half a centurys of armed conflict, severe pauperism and common catastrophes have plunged Myanmar (also known as Burma) into a deep war. It is home to some of the most remote and fragile groups in the hemisphere. Burma has fought to recuperate from the destruction of Cyclone Comen, which drove away 1.7 million refugees in 2015.
In Myanmar, what are the major human needs? Myanmar began the transition period of 2011 with the implementation of reforms in the country's politics, society and economy. In spite of these profits, many still need life-saving assistance - especially in the countryside. Health care is understaffed to an alarming degree and there is still widespread worship tension. United Nations estimate that continuing insecurity has driven another 375,000 internally displaced persons and driven tens of thousands more to neighbouring Thailand, where more than 140,000 Myanmar migrant workers reside in refugee camp along the MYC.
So what's going on in Myanmar's state of Rakhine? In Rakhine state since 2012, conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims in the minorities have driven literally a hundred thousand out of their houses. Recent outbreaks of force, following fatal assaults by fighters on 25 August 2017 at least 400 dead every single working days and driving tens of thousands of fearful escapees to neighbouring Bangladesh.
IRC and other Rakhine-based relief agencies have strongly denounced the continuing violent situation and urged the authorities to provide humane means of accessing the affected populations. To provide life-saving service, volunteers must be able to move around in a free and secure manner in congregations affected by conflicts.
The IRC, one of the biggest healthcare companies in Rakhine, is prepared to extend our disaster preparedness, which includes life-saving primary healthcare, life-saving reproduction, safe drinking and wastewater, and female shelter. In consultation with the state healthcare agencies and other relief organizations, we will be providing medical treatment to over 3,000 individuals in the Sittwe region.
We' also provide emergency shelters such as tarpaulins and ropes, soaps and other sanitary items for a non-profit organization in Rathedaung-a townhip that is isolated from help for the IDPs. In Bangladesh we are also observing the human rights situations, where some 123,000 people have now escaped the wave of violent attacks in Rakhine.
What is IRC doing in Myanmar? It is our missions to help those whose life and foundations are shaken by conflicts and disasters to recuperate and take full advantage of their future. IRC began operations in Myanmar in 2008 and provided emergency assistance in reaction to Cyclone Nargis. IRC has since become a respected associate of the federal administration and community organisations.
Providing healthcare, education, water and wastewater management, careers counseling, and assistance for municipal planning programs. While the country is recovering from the continuing conflicts and catastrophes, we are concentrating on some of the most isolated areas of the country, among them the states of Rakhine, Chin and Shan. IRC: educates healthcare personnel and assists portable hospitals to enhance accessibility to healthcare; works with municipalities to enhance accessibility to safe drinkable waters, enhance sanitary installations and avoid outbreaks of diseases; fosters the economy by providing advanced farming technologies and technologies; enables municipalities to recognize their own needs for improvement and develop their own reconstruction programs such as new education and healthcare centres; runs womens and girl centres that offer education and assistance to victims of violent outbreaks; in Myanmar almost 140,000 migrants.
IRC's work in Myanmar is more important than ever as communities are struggling to reconstruct their societies after disasters and conflicts. Our commitment is to focus our endeavours on the needs of the most disadvantaged - womens, child and older persons - and to make tangible progress in the areas of decisiveness, security and wellbeing.
The IRC team and its partner currently provide life-saving assistance to 462,000 Myanmarans. IRC will use its experience in welfare programmes to enhance people's capacity to make their own choice in terms of healthcare, training and life. In addition, we will work with Thai government along the Thai borders to enhance refugee accessibility, information and assistance.
IRC will offer assistance and mediation to those who are affected by force. IRC will continued to help healthcare professionals access isolated areas. In addition, we will work with the Myanmar authorities to improve the QoS of our work. With a view to the mothers' wellbeing, we will work to protect pregnant and growing young ladies from unintentional pregnancies and to prevent maternity and birth related problems.
Like all our work, IRC will seek to get to more respondents faster, make our work more effective, respond to the needs of those affected by our work and blame us for the results. To find out more about our programme priority areas up to 2020, please visit the IRC Myanmar Strategic-Actionplan.