RedR

Strengthening the response to disasters in Myanmar

Myanmar is a country that faces multiple humanitarian crises – both natural and man-made. With your support we can build the skills of national aid workers responding to disasters, so they are better able to support those in need.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079752)

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  • "This crisis is unique in its scale and nature. Its social and cultural dynamics are very specific. So there is a need for tailored training that takes this context into account. This is where RedR has a real contribution to make."

    — Andy Boscoe, Oxfam WASH lead in Za'Atari Camp, Jordan

  • "If you're not a professional in this game, you have no right to descend on someone in their moment of crisis and do on-the-job training... Because the poor, dispossessed and disaster-prone should have at least one basic right left to them: to be protected from incompetence."

    — Jan Egland, former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

  • "This crisis is unique in its scale and nature. Its social and cultural dynamics are very specific. So there is a need for tailored training that takes this context into account. This is where RedR has a real contribution to make."

    — Andy Boscoe, Oxfam WASH lead in Za'Atari Camp, Jordan

  • "If you're not a professional in this game, you have no right to descend on someone in their moment of crisis and do on-the-job training... Because the poor, dispossessed and disaster-prone should have at least one basic right left to them: to be protected from incompetence."

    — Jan Egland, former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Situation

Over one million people in Myanmar are in need of humanitarian assistance. The country is prone to a variety of natural disasters, as well as internal displacement due to ongoing instability and conflict. The ‘opening-up’ of Myanmar to the international community has led to a growth in humanitarian organisations operating in the country. Local aid workers are often inexperienced and they need training and support so that they are able to more effectively respond to disasters in the country.

Solution

This project will aim to solve this problem by delivering a series of training and capacity-building programmes for local aid workers in Myanmar, helping to build their skills and knowledge of humanitarian action. As a result, they will have an increased understanding of aid and will be better able to support those those affected by disasters in the country.