Roida, 10, and her family fled violence near their home in a small village in Myanmar. She now lives in a shelter within the Balukhali camp with her mother, father and her three siblings.
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.
“Worst conditions I have seen” in 20 years of working with refugees, says country director
COX’S BAZAR (Sept. 18, 2017) — In the past three weeks, more than 400,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies.
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.
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.
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.
(May 20, 2013) UPDATE: Following assessments, CARE emergency teams in Myanmar and Bangladesh found that Cyclone Mahasen caused little damage as it passed over coastal Bangladesh and spared Myanmar almost entirely.
UPDATE: Cyclone Mahasen hit Bangladesh's southern coast on Thursday morning, while heavy rains and strong winds lashed neighboring Myanmar.