Myanmar

International Medical Corps first mobilized its Emergency Response Team (ERT) in Myanmar in 2008 to respond to Cyclone Nargis, reaching 45,000 cyclone survivors with emergency relief supplies. International Medical Corps re-entered the country in 2014 to respond to the protracted political and ethnic conflict that has displaced 100,000 people. The team is providing support in gender-based violence (GBV) services because women and girls are at a heightened risk of rape, trafficking, forced marriage and domestic violence in such a crisis. GBV is widespread and life threatening in times of peace and even more in times of conflict and displacement. Today, International Medical Corps is leading successful gender-based violence (GBV) programs, strengthening the protective environment for women and girls and ultimately promoting recovery in these conflict zones.

QUICK FACTS

  • Population

    Population
    56 Million

  • age

    Median Age
    27.9 Years

  • life

    Life Expectancy
    66.29 Years

  • life

    Fertility Rate
    2.16 children per mother

  • Infant Mortality Rate

    Infant Mortality Rate
    43.55 deaths/1000 live births

OUR PROGRAMS IN MYANMAR

  • Population

    Women's and Children's Health

Current Programs

Gender-based Violence (GBV)

International Medical Corps is committed to providing critical services to survivors of gender-based violence in Myanmar. Our team, made up of national and expatriate experts in GBV , is working to establish an effective case management and referral system in an effort to provide lifesaving services for survivors and to create a safer environment for women and girls, through close collaboration with local partner organizations. This action is of critical importance to promoting the recovery and well being for all women and girls in conflict affected areas in communities throughout Myanmar.

SUPPORT OUR WORK

For 30 years, International Medical Corps has worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.

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