Tag: Rakhine State

Denmark committed DKK35 million to support Myanmar’s 5 year Climate Adaption Programme

Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Department, with the support from Denmark, is implementing a 5-year climate adaption programme that commenced…

Denmark donated reusable masks to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Rakhine state

Since the first local transmission of COVID-19 started a few weeks ago in Rakhine State, the number of infections has been rapidly increasing. Vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons are at a high risk of being infected and suffering loss of livelihoods. On 25th August, Denmark has donated 20,000 adult-size cloth face masks and…

The Norwegian Red Cross is looking for a Health Delegate Myanmar

The Norwegian Red Cross (Nor Cross) announced on 18 September 2020 that they are looking for a Health Delegate officer in Myanmar. Their statement said: The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers and staff operating in 190 countries. Our…

Denmark funded community centres for fishermen in Tanintharyi, Rakhine state, Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Denmark announced a progression on a project to establishes community centres for fishing families in Tanintharyi and Rakhine state on 16 July 2020. The coastal communities in Tanintharyi and Rakhine were enabled to keep working on the establishment of the community centres amid the Covid-19 crisis. The facilities, funded by Denmark,…

Foreign Minister Wallström visited Rohingya refugees and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström began her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström met representatives of the Government of…

Sweden’s Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström will begin her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström will meet representatives of the Government…

H&M humanitarian support for Rakhine state refugees

As the humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) has grown into of the region’s largest man-made humanitarian crises in decades, and with enormous needs also within Rakhine State, the non-profit global foundation H&M Foundation (Sweden) has decided to contribute to help saves lives and reduce suffering among those affected by the conflict, both in Myanmar…