Contribution to the ICRC Myanmar Appeal 2018
Basic needs regarding food/nutrition and access to water and sanitation facilities of vulnerable people affected by conflict and/or other situations of violence in Myanmar are covered.
The ICRC aims to achieve the following main targets per Assistance sub-programme for 2018:
Dietary and other basic needs gap for 392,120 vulnerable people, including IDPs, returnees and residents reduced
Access to safe water supply for 115,000 people established
With a contribution of EUR 700,000 the ICRC will be able to reach the following results:
Dietary and other basic needs situation of 8'610 vulnerable people, including female headed households improved
Access to safe water for 8,771 people restored
provide alternative sources of fuel for around 5,500 households (27,500 people) in IDP camps and isolated villages in Rakhine
provide essential household items and/or cash to up to 23,000 households (115,000 people)
distribute monthly food rations or cash for buying food to some 33,000 households (165,000 people)
provide agricultural supplies/equipment to around 12,000 households (60,000 people)
train up to 120 animal-health workers and farmers, enabling them to counsel and provide services to some households
provide cash grants, sometimes together with livelihood training, to around 3,400 households (17,000 people)
disburse cash to some 7,500 workers for repairing community infrastructure
renovate and/or construct water and sanitation infrastructure for up to 60,000 returnees, residents and IDPs in urban and rural areas
provide material assistance to around 50,000 people affected by sudden emergencies
renovate and/or build shelters for some 5,000 displaced people
repair up to 15 health centres
Since August 2017, over 700,000 people have fled violence in Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh, while thousands were displaced. The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar reached agreements on the return of those who fled the violence, which were yet to take effect.
All this made it difficult for IDPs and other violence-affected people to obtain food, water and shelter, and to maintain or restore their livelihoods. They also lacked access to health care.
Mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) continued to endanger people in many areas of the country.