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

Project Report | Jul 26, 2023
An update on your donation to Crisis Relief to People in Myanmar

By Sarah Rahman | Program Manager, Disaster Response

Photo: Khin
Photo: Khin

Thank you for your generosity in support of this project. Please find below the unedited report from our local partner working in Myanmar that is the recipient of this project's funds. 

We also want to inform you that this project is no longer accepting donations, and this will be the last report of this kind. You can continue to support the people of Myanmar by donating to GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partner Girl Determined, an incredible changemaking organization. 


Thank you for your support to women and girls in Myanmar during the past few difficult years. Your contributions and concern have helped to provide essential relief to over a thousand families including foodstuffs, direct cash, and personal care products. 

Over two years have passed since the military coup and Myanmar remains unstable. Armed skirmishes take place daily and airstrikes are forcing civilians to flee from their homes. Nearly half of the population is now living in poverty-like conditions and an estimated 1.3 million people have been displaced

Girls and young women especially lack access to critical services. They often take on extra work or domestic responsibilities to help their families. This can further limit their opportunities. 

By remaining on the ground and connected to the few remaining networks, funds from this project are reaching real people as:

  • emergency supplies (e.g. food, health and hygiene materials, phone credit, clothes, etc.)
  • cash for transportation and resettling for those forced to flee from their homes
  • direct support to women farmers 
  • critical support for girls and women experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect
  • social and creative learning opportunities for girls

Support for girls and women in Myanmar remains urgent. They continue to experience violence, displacement, and lack of opportunities.

In the past year, some schools have re-opened and mobility within some parts of the country has also become easier. However, financial strains on people’s families, and that many girls had already been away from school for two years, means that many girls are not continuing their schooling and have taken on daily-wage work or gotten married quite young.  

Aye Moe, a 16 year old girl in one of our programs described what she sees happening with her friends - 

“In my village, parents are pressuring their children to marry. One of my friends wanted to finish her education, but she was told that she had to marry even though she is young. Her mother said, ‘What is the benefit of school? After you finish school, you still need to work hard, so it is better if you marry.’ In protest, my friend didn't say anything for months—she didn't sleep and she cried a lot. After three months like this, she left her family and became a Buddhist nun…

Another friend also wanted to attend school, but her mom forced her to marry a rich boy from another village. She fought every night with him and refused to sleep with him. Eventually she ran away to Mandalay. Many young people in my village want to be educated, but their parents expect them to marry. They say 15 or 16 years is enough to marry. I want people in my village to understand that this is violence against girls and women.”

With the instability, we are seeing that girls’ opportunities continue to narrow. Support directly to girls and young women gives them the chance to create space for their needs and their development.

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Dec 28, 2021
Prioritizing Girls' Needs Amidst Growing Crises

By Chase Williams | Senior Program Manager, Disaster Response

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

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Project Leader:
Chase Williams
Washington , D.C. United States

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