MYANMAR

Supporting Communities in Times of Conflict

By Law Eh

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Child’s Dream remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting communities inside Myanmar amid the escalating armed conflict. Through our network of partners within the country, we have been actively addressing the urgent needs of affected communities by providing basic food, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene support.

Through our network of partners within the country, we have been actively addressing the urgent needs of affected communities.

With over 2.6 million people displaced across Myanmar by the end of 2023, the demand for humanitarian support has surged. Paying attention to the challenges posed by the State Administration Council (SAC) restrictions – the military junta currently governing Myanmar, limited resources, and ongoing armed conflicts, we have a two-pronged approach: offering education in emergencies and providing crucial humanitarian aid.

Our partners, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), play pivotal roles in this by leveraging their local knowledge and networks. Child’s Dream, acknowledging the crucial role of these entities, has been collaborating closely with them since April 2021 to address the immediate needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), offering humanitarian assistance encompassing food security, hygiene, and shelter.

In addition, by recognising the stable situations in some IDP areas, Child’s Dream initiated the Education in Emergency (EiE) intervention in January 2022. This initiative focuses on continuous learning for basic education levels by providing stationery, basic infrastructure and teacher capacity building to ensure children’s education remains a priority amidst challenging circumstances.