Programme areas and target groups

  • Southeast Myanmar
  • Rakhine State
  • Conflict-affected internally displaced
  • Host communities
  • Conflict-affected returnees
  • Food security & Livelihoods
  • WASH

What we do in Myanmar

Myanmar has known one of the world’s longest civil wars. In 2016, ZOA was able to support 1,600 conflict-affected families (some 7,000 people) in southeast Myanmar to rebuild their communities and livelihoods. Village elders and local organisations have been trained to plan and implement community development activities. Through them support will reach an even larger group of beneficiaries.

In 2017, ZOA will extend the number of direct beneficiaries in southeast Myanmar with approx. 25,000 people, due to a large grant awarded by LIFT, a multi-donor trust fund. In Rakhine State ZOA supported over 41,518 conflict-affected IDPs with food and cash for work on community infrastructure. Furthermore, 6,574 conflict-affected people living in camps and resettlement villages were supported with clean water provision, sanitation infrastructure and hygiene education. In addition, as a response to cyclone Komen, 1,442 flood-affected families were supported with agricultural inputs, because most of their fields and stock were destroyed.

In Northern Rakhine State, ZOA organised a Cash-for-Work programme by which ponds were repaired to provide clean water for villages affected by flooding. Besides income for 261 labourers during the lean season, 6,263 conflict-affected villagers now have increased access to irrigation water for crop production.