ADRA Myanmar responds to humanitarian needs of people in Myanmar by coordinating with UN-OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Relief and Resettlement on emergency assessment and response to escalations of conflict and incidence of flooding, landslides, earthquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters. The ADRA National Emergency Management Plan (NEMP) enables rapid mobilization of teams and resources to respond to humanitarian needs and gaps. ADRA provides cash assistance where local markets are functional, assisting vulnerable persons with unconditional cash grants, providing multi-purpose grants to households and coordinating cash for work programs to enable rehabilitation of community infrastructure and access to income earning opportunities. ADRA Myanmar constructs and repairs water and sanitation facilities post disaster and for displaced communities and supports communities in recovery of their livelihoods through emergency food security and livelihoods (EFSL) activities.


New Ways of Working (NWoW): ADRA Myanmar strengthens the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in protracted settings in Myanmar by aligning development and humanitarian programming to improve education, health and livelihoods. These programs reduce risks and increase resilience of communities to cope with conflict, climate change and natural disasters while enhancing inclusion and participation in national transformation processes and economic growth.


'Education and Livelihoods Support'

Location: Kachin State and Chin State

Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, ADRA Czech Republic

Beneficiaries: 1,534

Total Project Budget: USD $200,000

Duration: 8 Months


Project Description: The ELS2 project continues working in the Kachin and Chin States to improve the dignity and capacity of persons affected by disasters and conflict in Myanmar by providing education and livelihoods support for disaster and crisis affected households. 


'Vocational Education to Support IDPs and Host Communities'

Location: Kachin State and Northern Shan State

Donors: LIFT

Beneficiaries: 7,022

Total Project Budget: USD $2,200,000

Duration: 36 Months


Project Description: The VESI project aims to increase income of rural households and resilience of rural communities to shocks, stresses and adverse effects by; providing VT (Vocational Training) courses in GTHS/Polytechnic centres to match labor market needs and access to non-farm livelihood opportunities to target youth in IDP camps. 

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