Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar

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Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar
Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar
Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar
Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar
Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar
Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar

Summary

The people of Myanmar need support to weather this devastating upheaval and to rebuild their lives safely. As with any crisis, those in the most vulnerable positions will be impacted the hardest-this includes women and children, those from minority ethnic and religious groups, and those up against other socio-economic barriers.

$30,000
total goal
$18,146
remaining
149
donors
8
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

On Feb. 1 2021, the Myanmar military seized the highest seats of Parliament, turning people's lives upside down and threatening the stability and progress made over the past decade of semi-democratic governance. This is following an already challenging year, riddled with loss and fear caused by the Coronavirus global pandemic. Many people have been without paid work for months, struggling to make ends meet.

Solution

Funds raised in this project will go directly to people on the ground in two ways: Firstly, it will provide financial relief to people who require support to access basic food, housing, and medical needs. Secondly, it will provide flexible support so that any economic, political, and social progress made in the past decade is not reversed. With basic living costs taken care of, people can feel more confident to continue to organize locally, thus preserving pockets of civil society.

Long-Term Impact

The military stated that they would hold a "fair and free elections" after this state of emergency has ended. So, we know that we have to think about this relief in the longer-term, as it is possible this crisis may last a full year. Ensuring support now will provide relief, allowing people to respond strategically and tactfully. Photo credit: Frontier Myanmar.

Resources

In Myanmar's Protests, Women Are on the Front Line
Residents flee violence, martial law

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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Project Leader:
Michael Gale
Washington, D.C. United States
$11,854 raised of $30,000 goal
 
154 donations
$18,146 to go
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