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22 Aug 2017 description
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How Soe Meh, born in a refugee camp in Thailand, contributes to ACTED life skills training

21 Jul 2017 description
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ACTED is currently implementing a project, funded by the Embassy of France to Myanmar, in support of food security and nutrition in Rakhine State. This project will benefit to 238 vulnerable families in eight rural villages who have been affected by conflict and natural disasters. Focusing on off-season crop cultivation, it promotes year-round access to healthy food, such as nutrient-rich okra, yard long bean and cucumbers, in addition to improving water sources in eight villages in Mrauk-U and Kyauktaw Townships.

Training local farmers to ensure long term crops

21 Jun 2017 description
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Then Tun Aung, village leader of Nga Tauk Tak, lives in a village that is directly impacted by climate change: his home, which once lay within walking distance of the coastline, is now mere meters from the waterline due to mangrove degradation. Other homes in his village are already experiencing flooding during high tide, and the number of families in Then Tun Aung’s village that are affected by this flooding increases each year.

19 Apr 2017 description
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ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

16 Mar 2017 description
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Myanmar, and especially Rakhine State, is part of the most disaster-affected regions in the world in terms of frequency, scale, and severity, and is particularly negatively impacted by tropical cyclones and floods. In 2015, cyclone Komen made landfall in Northern Rakhine State, resulting in massive floods and landslides, exacerbating the monsoonal flooding. Coupled with overall underdevelopment, reoccurring conflicts, and low resilience, the population in Rakhine State is extremely vulnerable to changes in weather patterns and are often ill-prepared to withstand the impact of disasters.

04 Sep 2015 description
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Figures of the devastation and destruction caused by the Myanmar floods are constantly changing because of the difficulty in accessing hard to reach areas and collecting accurate data. According to the latest information, over 435,000 people need food assistance and the water and sanitation infrastructure of 12 out of 14 states in Myanmar has been damaged or destroyed. Over 2,500 schools remained closed and over 100,000 children under the age of five years are estimated to be affected by the floods.

25 Mar 2015 description
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On the one hand the demand for skilled labour is high in Myanmar, however there are not enough trained workers to meet the needs of the job market. On the other, youth and young adults want to learn new skills that will lead them to more employment opportunities.

23 Mar 2015 description
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Internally displaced persons, or IDPs, are among the world’s most vulnerable people. Recent conflicts in Puta-O, Myanmar’s northernmost town of Kachin State, has displaced nearly 500 people.

As a result, hundreds of people were left without food, shelter, resources and means to generate an income. ACTED teams have provided their support to hundreds of vulnerable people by distributing emergency food relief to over 400 internally displaced persons.

05 Feb 2015 description
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Ten year-old Khaing Khang exudes enthusiasm as he begins his first week of 5th grade in a real school building with access to drinking water, toilets, and hand-washing stations. During recess, he plays football with his friends in the front of school, then quickly grabs a drink of safe, clean water from the water purifier to cool down before returning to his classroom for afternoon lessons.

12 Sep 2014 description
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Unprecedented heavy rain in the past days resulted in flash flooding in Ban Mai Nai Soi and Ban Mai Surin refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border which are home to 11,800 and 2,900 refugees respectively. This resulted in the deaths of two refugees as well as considerable structural damage in the camp affecting almost 700 refugees in total, several landslides, and considerable damage to six Thai villages in the surrounding area.

26 May 2014 description
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Nay Pyi Taw [ACTED News] – Due to many years of conflict, the East-West corridor between Thailand and Myanmar has been particularly neglected: the local population needs more skills, to meet the job market needs and to participate in the economic boom. In this specific area, there is the potential to create one million jobs.

28 Mar 2014 description
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LOIKAW [27/03/2014] - While the demand for skilled labour is high in Myanmar, there are not enough trained workers to meet the job market needs. And yet youth and young adults want skill training and employment opportunities. In close collaboration with the Department of Technical and Vocational Education under the Ministry of Science and Technology , the ACTED has launched a project which aims to support the delivery of short vocational training courses in Kayah through the Loikaw Government Technical High School.

31 Jan 2014 description
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31 Jan 2014 description
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As part of its EU-funded intervention to build the technical and vocational skills of Myanmar refugees living in the temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar border, ACTED recently facilitated an exchange between Thai and Myanmar vocational training colleges located in the border areas. A delegation of 6 lecturers from the Loikaw Government Technical High School in Kayah State, Myanmar, came to visit the Nawamintrachine Industrial and Community Education College in Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

23 Dec 2013 description
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As part of its EU-funded intervention to build the technical and vocational skills of Myanmar refugees living in the temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar border, ACTED recently facilitated an exchange between Thai and Myanmar vocational training colleges located in the border areas. A delegation of 6 lecturers from the Loikaw Government Technical High School in Kayah State, Myanmar, came to visit the Nawamintrachine Industrial and Community Education College in Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

15 Nov 2013 description
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BANGKOK [ACTED News] - Despite unprecedented political developments in Myanmar since 2011, including the recent signing of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and seventeen ethnic armed groups, there are currently still some 69,000 registered refugees and 60,000 unregistered asylum-seekers from Myanmar in nine Royal Thai government administered camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. The recent deal offers the first glimpse of hope for a lasting peace.

07 Oct 2013 description
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