Myanmar

Country Info

CARE has worked in Myanmar since 1995 with the aim to improve the living standards of rural communities through health intervention programs, including HIV/AIDS prevention and care, as well as nutritional support for pregnant mothers and children; food security and livelihoods programs, comprised of support for agriculture, fisheries, and livestock; and water, sanitation and hygiene.

As cross-cutting measures, CARE Myanmar is addressing disaster risk reduction and gender.

 

Our Work in Myanmar

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Myanmar

After the Flooding: The Faces of Myanmar

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

After the Flooding: The Faces of Myanmar

Severe flooding and landslides in Myanmar, caused by Cyclone Komen hitting neighboring Bangladesh, have led to the country’s worst natural disaster since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Many villagers have lost everything and the road to recovery will be long as hundreds of thousands of acres of rice paddies and farmland have been inundated.

Around 11 p.m. on July 29, the wind started. 61-year-old Daw Ha Mi Dar checked on her house in Kayu Chaung village, western Myanmar. By midnight her house had collapsed. She had to dig herself and her daughter out with her bare hands....

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CARE responds to severe flooding in Myanmar, Bangladesh and India

MYANMAR (August 3, 2015) Heavy monsoon rains have caused flooding and landslides in several parts of Myanmar, killing dozens of people and affecting hundreds of thousands of residents.

CARE is trying to reach some of the worst hit areas to distribute emergency relief supplies.

“We’re expecting the death toll to rise in northern areas, which have been devastated by flooding and landslides caused by incessant monsoon rains and the effects of Cyclone Komen hitting Bangladesh,” said Stav Zotalis, CARE Myanmar’s Country Director. “It's...

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Bright Future Ahead

I was very happy when CARE asked me to write a story about my life because I wanted to share my experiences and struggles with others. I want others to be able to reach their goals in life with few obstacles in their way. I want them to lead fulfilling and pleasant lives like me. My life could be written into a novel. My bright future is thanks to the good people in my life who guided me towards happiness and good health.

I was born 15 years ago in July at a clinic. I lived with my parents and my little sister. My father was a worker at a car repair shop and my mother was a...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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Myanmar Fact Sheet 2012

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Asia Impact Report 2005-2010

This report is an analytical review of CARE’s programs and projects undertaken with partners and allies in 16 countries over the period 2005–2010. It explores CARE’s principal strategies for achieving positive impact by drawing on a broad range of evaluations and other assessments produced over the period.

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"Maybe Someday, But Not Today"

Child Marriage: Questions and Answers

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