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16 Sep 2017 description

“Action Against Hunger UK, ActionAid UK, Christian Aid, Save the Children UK and the International Rescue Committee UK strongly condemn the attacks carried out on 25 August. We are deeply concerned by the spiralling violence that has followed across Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. We are also concerned about reports of extensive loss of life of civilians and the immense suffering that is producing the displacement of thousands of people from their homes and livelihoods.

12 Jul 2017 description
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RTAP Theory of Change

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).

22 Jun 2017 description

Analyzing overcrowded camp conditions in Sittwe and their impact on health and protection

In 2012, inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state led to the displacement of approximately 145,000 people, 94% of whom were Muslim. Around 76,000 Muslim internally displaced people (IDPs) were temporarily housed in 11 planned camps in rural Sittwe Township. They were subject to heavy restrictions on their freedom of movement and unable to return to their areas of origin.

25 Jan 2017 description

The undersigned humanitarian and development NGOs operating in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Myanmar are gravely concerned about the continually escalating armed conflict and the severely deteriorating security situation for the civilian population in Kachin and Northern Shan States.

13 Oct 2015 description

Yangon, 13 October 2015 –Hundreds of Rakhine State villagers whose livelihoods were destroyed by the Cyclone Komen floods are reclaiming their means of income thanks to financial support from The Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund, LIFT, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

13 Apr 2015 description

Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand—The International Rescue Committee is assisting over 700 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fire broke out in the Ban Mae Nai Soi refugee camp in northern Thailand on April 7. Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in the fire, along with a school and several IRC health training facilities.

“It’s a terrible situation for families who were already displaced by war and conflict,” said Christine Petrie, the director of IRC programs in Thailand. “We are doing everything we can to support the community.”

16 Sep 2014 description

*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 20 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand / Myanmar border.


19 Apr 2013 description

On Friday 22nd March a massive fire broke out in the Ban Mae Surin refugee Temporary Shelter located in Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province. The incident left 37 dead and others seriously injured, and completely ravaged two sections of the camp destroying the homes and limited possessions of 2,300 refugees (more than half of the entire population). This situation report presents the joint humanitarian response, up‐dates on the priority requirements, and indicates the agreed actions.

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03 Dec 2010 description

It is early morning in Wat Maha Wong, a Buddhist temple overlooking the muddy Moei River on the Thailand side of the border with Myanmar. Hundreds of ragged and exhausted people huddle on straw mats waiting for food and medical care. They are among some one thousand people who have fled a fresh outbreak of fighting in eastern Myanmar, formerly Burma, between an ethnic rebel group and government troops.

22 Nov 2010 description

Posted by Peter.Biro on November 22nd, 2010

Tanaw, 27, who uses only one name, is one of 15 midwives in the Tham Hin camp. "Part of my job is to make sure that pregnant women know how to take care of their children, before and after birth," she says. "I talk to them about the nutrients they need and how to avoid infections."

I recently spent a day with Tanaw, one of 15 IRC-trained midwives in Tham Hin, a patchwork of bamboo huts housing nearly 8,000 Burmese refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

22 Nov 2010 description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is taking part in a coordinated humanitarian effort to offer assistance to an estimated 20,000 people who fled to Thailand in the wake of post-election violence in Myanmar. The IRC is providing health services and distributing emergency supplies to the displaced.

"We are very concerned about the well being of the people who remain displaced by the fighting," said Shane Scanlon, the IRC's deputy director in Thailand who is …

04 Nov 2010 description

Cyclone Giri, which struck the northwestern coast of Myanmar last week, has devastated large areas of Rakhine State according to a team of relief workers from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) which is working in the disaster area.

"Houses, schools and health centers have been destroyed and an estimated 250,000 people are in need of urgent assistance," said Cate Breen, the IRC's country director in Myanmar. "Communities need safe water, healthcare, food and shelter.

28 Oct 2010 description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is mobilizing as part of a coordinated humanitarian effort to offer assistance to communities affected by Cyclone Giri, which struck the northwestern coast of Myanmar last week. According to the government, some 71,000 people were displaced and over 14,000 homes destroyed by the storm while 1.1 million people have been affected in Rakhine State.

13 Oct 2010 description

The IRC helps visually impaired refugees in Thailand restore their vision.

Since 1997, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has helped hundreds of thousands of visually impaired refugees and other victims of war restore their vision through a unique program that offers free glasses and access to eye surgery.

08 Jun 2010 description

By Peter Biro

Mae Sot, Thailand 08 Jun 2010 -


-An IRC-supported clinic in the Thai border town of Mae Sot provides free health care to tens of thousands of Burmese refugees and migrants each year.

-The clinic also collaborates with "backpack health workers" who provide medical care and community health education for an estimated 150,000 people in Myanmar.

-TO HELP: Purchase a gift of health at the IRC Store and dedicate it to a special father for Father's Day (June 20).

When U Mya Aye was diagnosed with tuberculosis, it not only threatened …

04 Jan 2010 description

For a long time, Saymeh* lived in terror. Every evening, her husband would come home to their thatched stilt house in a camp for Burmese refugees in western Thailand, drunk and angry. The beatings and rapes that ensued would sometimes last for hours.

"Eventually I divorced him, but he would come to my house and abuse me anyway," Saymeh says, looking out through her window at the jungle-clad hills surrounding the camp. "Many of my neighbors knew what was going on, but nobody helped me.

02 Oct 2008 description

Ngapudaw Township, Myanmar 02 Oct 2008 - Four months after Cyclone Nargis ravaged Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta, the International Rescue Committee is helping rebuild shattered infrastructure and restore health and water services.

Magyi Bin village in Ngapudaw Township was hit hard.

31 Jul 2008 description

Mae Hong Son, Thailand 31 Jul 2008 - The International Rescue Committee's three legal assistance centers on the Thailand-Myanmar border have handled over 430 cases in their first year of operation. The offices, the first legal aid centers to be established in refugee camps anywhere, promote legal awareness and services to Burmese refugees.