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The DFID Burma profile: Myanmar, July 2018
DFID is leading the UK's worldwide effort to end severe levels of poverage, achieve the United Kingdom's Sustainable Growth Goals (SDGs) and address a broad set of worldwide opportunities for sustainable growth. Britain's emphasis and its role as an important actor in the economy is an important part of GBA - exploiting the full scope of new trading opportunities, job creation and channeling investments to the world's impoverished states.
Over the course of time, sustainable, job-creating employment creation has been the main factor in freeing a large number of individuals from extreme poverty. 3. That is what the developping nations want and what the global system must contribute. While there is an acute need for conventional assistance in many parts of the globe, in the end, economic change is the way we will meet global goals and help nations go beyond the need for assistance.
With 580,000 beneficiaries of sustained accessibility to safe waters and/or sanitary facilities, we want to achieve another 237,000 by 2020. The DFID funding has enhanced the diet of 562,000 under 5 year olds, pregnant woman and mothers. we' ve increased nutritional safety for over a million livestock.
Charity: 98,000 beneficiaries have benefited from UK aid and we want to target another 400,000 over the next four years.
Myanmar (Burma) Karen Culture Profile
Karen are an ethnical group from Burma (Myanmar), many of whom have escaped from Burma for regime punishment on the grounds of religion and ethnicity. 140,000 Burmese migrants, mainly Karen, live in Thai refuges centres, some even for 20 years. Myanmar was colonised by the British and became independent in early 1948.
A cease-fire was negotiated between the Karen and the Myanmar authorities in 2004, but violations of people' s freedoms are continuing, among them hard labour, burning villages, indiscriminate taxes, rapes and extra-judicial assassinations. The Karen can be classified into three large geographical and linguistic groups: Karen have different Karen vernacular. Seventy percent of Karen returnees are Sgaw Karen, seven percent are Pwo Karen and the others are either Karenni or Pa-o/ Taung Su.
The Sgaw and Pwo do not differ significantly in the roots or vocabulary, but in the articulation, so that a fugitive who talks one thing does not necessarily comprehend the other. Karen people were the first to become Christian. 70 percent of Karen are Buddhists, Buddhists and animists. Karen's core group is the Karen's main home.
The Karen pursue their descent through the feminine line. The Karen eat a large portion of their food, usually with all three of them. Farming is the centre of the Karen cuisine. There are no first and last name. In replying to a query that requires an assertive response, the Karen often says "no" instead of "yes", which is a symbol of humility and courtesy.
Karen are often courteous to a mistake, and it can be difficult to estimate their needs. Immediate visual communication is courteous when talking to someone, and it will take some patience for the Karen to adapt to the US way of looking someone in the eyes while talking.
Karen have a good work morale and many have the long-term aim of having their own home. Karen are fast learner, but many who have been residing in fugitive shelters for years will have to learn how to use advanced equipment and amenities such as moving plumbing, power, toilets and telephones.
Due to their extremely polite nature, it can be very difficult to spot home abuse, and usually other Karen fugitives will not come forward either.