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International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) present in Burma

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Title: MIMU maps of Burma/Myanmar and lists of NGOs/agencies
Date of publication: November 2009
Description/subject: These maps, profiles and lists cover the area affected by Cyclone Nargis as well as other parts of the country. The categories are: Affected Area Maps; Assessment Area Maps; Hazard Area Maps; Organizations Maps; Population Area Maps; Planning Maps; Snapshots Maps; Township Profiles Maps; Who, What, Where Maps & Reports.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.themimu.info
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2009


Title: "BurmaNet News" Aid archive
Language: English
Source/publisher: Various sources via "BurmaNet News"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 March 2015


Title: Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim
Description/subject: Area(s) of Work Nutrition: * 2 Therapeutic Feeding Centers * 13 Supplementary Feeding Centers * Assessment and monitoring of nutrition and health conditions * Support in the promotion of nutrition practices Food Security: * Income-generating activities * Distribution of seeds and farming tools * Monitoring and analysis of the alimentary situation and its context Water & Sanitation: * Creation of water management committees * Construction of familiar and public (at schools) latrines * Creation of 16 water points * Hygiene training
Language: English, Francais
Source/publisher: ACF
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Australia Burma Community Development Network (ABCD)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Australia Burma Community Development Network
Alternate URLs: http://www.abcdnetwork.org.au/
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: Burmese Relief Center-USA
Description/subject: 2128 Missouri Avenue, Flint, MI 48506-3797, U.S.A. Tel (+1-810) 341 6960 Fax (+1-810) 341 6989 Email burmese@brelief.net "BRC-USA provides encouragement and material support for pro-democracy activists and the hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians made homeless by the military junta's brutal campaigns of ethnic cleansing. BRC-USA seeks to combine consciousness raising with effective action to promote human rights and to raise funds for humanitarian assistance".
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: CARE Myanmar
Description/subject: Search for Myanmar. "CARE has worked in Myanmar since 1995 with CARE Australia as the lead member. All of CARE's activities in Myanmar aim to directly involve the poorer sections of the community. The initial focus for activities has been on the health sector, especially HIV/AIDS. Other projects currently include community forestry in Rakhine and help for street children in Yangon." Projects (descriptions not available): HIV/AIDS Project (Mandalay, Monywa, Lashio, Muse); Rakhine Community Forestry Project; YMCA Childsafe Project for Street Children in Yangon.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Christian Aid in Burma_Burma cyclone
Description/subject: In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit Burma’s Irrawaddy delta killing an estimated 140,000 people and severely affecting 2.4 million more. Thanks to your support, Christian Aid raised £3.4 million in response to the emergency and has been able to help nearly 200,000 people rebuild their lives.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: Community Partners International
Description/subject: A merger of Foundation for the People of Burma and GHAP (Global Health Access Program).....Our Mission: "We work with local partners to improve health and education through community-driven development led by and for the people of Burma/Myanmar. Partnership with local community-based organizations (CBOs) in Burma and along its borders is the core of our work. Together with local partners, we listen to local voices, build local capacity and support basic needs. Our long-term relationships develop the trust and experience vital to positive lasting change, and our extensive network encompasses diverse ethnicities, religions and languages. We believe in community driven development. We provide resources and technical support tailored to specific needs in villages, slums, migrant worker enclaves and refugee encampments, and our projects include an array of health and education initiatives. In addition to improving quality of life at home, many of our partners generate scientifically rigorous documentation to inform and influence public health and education policy globally and locally. No matter what the project, we focus on building the capacity of community leaders to assess their own needs and resources; manage, monitor and evaluate their own projects; and seek and exchange skills and resources with others. We believe this model promotes independence, strengthens communities from within and provides a unique local-global platform to develop long-term civil society in Burma.... HEALTH: We believe that healthy families build strong communities. Our support of community-based public health and clinical care in Burma and along its borders reaches more than one million people — many of them displaced and living in unstable conflict-affected zones with no other health care available. We focus on evidence-based public health and clinical care initiatives through innovative training and partnership with local health clinics, backpack medics and village-based health workers. Using a train-the-trainers model, we have partnered with more than 60 community-based organizations on malaria, tuberculosis, filariasis (elephantiasis), reproductive health, trauma care, health systems strengthening, childhood immunizations and child nutrition in a country where 1 in 3 children are malnourished. Through our health branch, the Global Health Access Program, we provide training, technical support and resources to help our partners implement a broad array of initiatives, including clean births and emergency obstetric care for mothers living in remote villages; malaria screening, treatment and prevention for villagers living in a country with the highest number of malaria deaths in Southeast Asia; trauma management in a country with one of the highest number of landmine injuries and deaths in the world; Vitamin A distribution to prevent blindness and help children survive and thrive; health systems strengthening to improve community-based infrastructure and assessment of health needs and services. EDUCATION Education goes far beyond the classroom for millions from Burma who are vulnerable because they’re illiterate, uprooted, marginalized and poor. Two-thirds of children in our project areas drop out of primary and middle school because books and fees are beyond their reach. Teenagers in places like remote Shan State have few options for their future because their villages don’t have high schools. With solid skills, people have a chance to find jobs, feed families, avoid abuse and rebuild communities. That’s why we invest in education, partnering with 62 local organizations to support more than 1,200 schools, 5,200 teachers and classrooms for more than 115,600 students. In remote villages and peri-urban slums, we support community-led programs that take children off the streets; counsel and retrain trafficked women and girls; train ethnic-minority villagers to farm organically and leverage group savings; teach migrant workers to calculate wages and advocate for rights; train leaders to assess and respond to community needs. Starting with preschools, our education outreach continues through primary school, middle school, high school, post-high school and includes an array of vocational and skills training opportunities for adults—including many who’ve never had formal schooling. We believe education is the cornerstone of civil society. In conflict and natural disaster zones, our local partners’ extensive network of schools offer uprooted villagers stability, hope and a chance to regroup."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Community Partners International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 November 2011


Title: Francois Xavier Bagnoud (FXB)_Myanmar page
Description/subject: Works on HIV/AIDS and rehabilitation of Burmese sex workers. FXB's social and professional capacity-building program in Myanmar was launched in 1993 to reinforce the capacities of young women forced into commercial sex work and infected with AIDS. FXB aimed at enabling victims of human trafficking to regain a well-balanced and dignified life, and ultimately, become self-sufficient. The scope of the program has then widened to include street children, children infected and/or affected by HIV and AIDS, and AIDS orphans. Providing basic education and vocational training, FXB helps young people develop their skills and their economic status.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Association Francois Xavier Bagnoud
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.fxb.org/fxb-action-myanmar.aspx?sflang=en
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Language: English
Format/size: Search for Myanmar
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Federation of the Red Cross/Myanmar Red Cross
Description/subject: Appeals, flood reports, Country Assistance Strategy, profile of Myanmar Red Cross.
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.ifrc.org/where/
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: Karen Emergency Relief Fund
Description/subject: "The purpose of the Karen Emergency Relief Fund Inc. is to provide humanitarian assistance, including food, shelter, medical and health supplies, and to provide educational and self-help projects for the Karen people. The Relief Fund recognizes that the Karens are an indigenous, ethnic minority group of about 11 million people who have lived in the mountainous region along the border of Burma and Thailand for many centuries. Due to the ongoing strife in Burma, it is estimated that there are more than 300,000 displaced Karens who have fled into the jungle and are living in huts and makeshift camps in the border area. Those who have escaped into Thailand have not been given official refugee status, consequently they receive no direct assistance from the United Nations or from the Red Cross. Alongside impoverished Karen organizations the Karen Emergency Relief Fund maintains an office in Mae Sot, Thailand. In 2000 K.E.R.F established a therapy program for the victims of rape and torture which is directed by a skilled and innovative psychotherapist. No other agency was addressing the consequences of these widespread and vicious crimes. The Karen Emergency Relief Fund Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit, tax deductible organization, and has no paid employees. All funds raised are distributed to the Karens or to organizations acting on their behalf. The Board of Directors of the Karen Emergency Relief Fund Inc. is comprised of physicians, clergypersons and business professionals from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The organization was created on July 20, 1997. "
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Emergency Relief Fund
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Medecins du Monde
Description/subject: MdM has been in Shan and Kachin States since 1991, working mainly on HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases (education and prevention) with vulnerable groups (sex workers and intravenous drug users). In 1994, it extended its programmes to the general population, and from 1996 began programmes with vulnerable groups in Rangoon.
Language: Francais
Format/size: Francais. Cliquer sur "Etranger" puis Birmanie
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Language: English
Format/size: Search for Burma OR Myanmar
Alternate URLs: http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/countries/asia/burma/index.cfm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: NGOs in the Golden Land of Myanmar
Description/subject: "We are a group of former and current NGO workers from the Golden Land who would like to serve as a bridge between our social organizations and rest of the world. Organizations may differ in their visions and missions, however, the ultimate aim of reducing human sufferring is identical. Thus, we see no reasons why these organizations cannot work synergistically to help people in need of their services."...The site has a list of local and international NGOs working in Burm, a list of UN and donor acencies, and a Red Cross list. It also has lists of: funding sources for NGOs, conferences (mainly health-related), scholarships and internships, links (but not OBL), also a chat room.
Language: English
Source/publisher: NGOs in the Golden Land of Myanmar
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2007


Title: PACT "Building capacity worldwide"
Description/subject: Search pactworld for Myanmar. Operations in Burma since the early '90s.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Partners Asia
Description/subject: "Linking Burma-Myanmar communities with global resources".....Key programme areas:- Community Development... The Rule of Law... Education... Leadership Development... Women’s Rights & Gender Issues... Peace Building.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Partners Asia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 September 2015


Title: People in Need (Gerhard Baumgard Stiftung)
Description/subject: "A charitable foundation to help people in need... People In Need - Gerhard Baumgard Stiftung - (PIN) is a non-profit, charitable organization to help socially disadvantaged persons to cope with difficult situations in life and improve their livelihood...  Our main focus is to support education, development and training of orphans and poor children and youth in Myanmar (Burma)... Other projects in Myanmar include support for: HIV/AIDS patients; Leprosy villages; Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of civil war or natural disasters... About us: We are volunteers and we work through local non-governmental and non-profit organizations such as Christian Churches and Buddhist monks, and local charities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: People in Need
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 February 2012


Title: Population Services International
Description/subject: PSI/Myanmar was founded in 1995 with an early focus on HIV prevention that expanded into reproductive health and STI treatment. In 2001, PSI/Myanmar added malaria prevention products to its portfolio, which now also includes household water treatment, a pre-packaged diarrhea treatment kit, pneumonia treatment, tuberculosis treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT). PSI/Myanmar is based in the former capital of Myanmar and the country’s commercial center, Yangon, with eight project offices nationwide.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: Salvation Army (Myanmar Command)
Description/subject: The work of the Salvation Army commenced in Burma in 1915 under the administration of India. Thirteen years later it became a separate command. Despite restrictions on the entry of officers and lay workers from overseas, Myanmar Salvationists have continued to develop their witness and service in the nation, particularly in Upper Myanmar (Mizo-speaking). In 1994, the Myanmar Region became part of the Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory. The Region comes under the direction of a Regional Officer. There are four districts under the leadership of District Officers. Two Burmese districts are in Lower Myanmar, with headquarters in Yangon and Mandalay and two Mizo districts are located in Upper Myanmar with headquarters in Kalaymyo and Khampat. There is a School for Officer Training in Yangon which has facilities for training up to 14 future officers of the Salvation Army.
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.salvationarmy.org/smm
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: Save the Children Fund, UK
Description/subject: Search for Myanmar
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Vision
Description/subject: Search for Myanmar
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: MYANMAR - WHO/WHAT/WHERE: Count of INGOs with Projects Under Implementation
Date of publication: 10 November 2009
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/fullMaps_Sa.nsf/luFullMap/AD87ACF12BC166EDC1257673002E2F7D/$File/map.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2009


Title: The ICRC in Myanmar
Date of publication: 03 October 2003
Description/subject: The ICRC began working in Myanmar in 1986 providing physical rehabilitation for mine victims and other disabled people. From 1999 until the end of 2005, ICRC delegates carried out regular visits to detainees in prisons and labour camps but since 2006 the authorities have not permitted the organization to continue this activity according to its standard procedures applied worldwide. In addition, the authorities have imposed restrictions on the ICRC's ability to conduct assistance and protection activities on behalf of vulnerable people living in sensitive border areas. In Shan, Kayin and Mon states, where weakened infrastructure, isolation and the security situation make the population particularly vulnerable, the ICRC meets basic water and sanitation needs in selected villages, helps hospitals provide surgical care to the wounded and has stepped up dialogue with the governmental authorities on the protection of civilians in those sensitive areas.... The ICRC also works to improve coordination with the International Federation in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of the Myanmar Red Cross Society.... OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:- Between January and May 2003, the ICRC: * completed several water, sanitation and hospital rehabilitation projects, providing proper sanitary facilities and safe drinking water to approximately 10,000 beneficiaries in Shan, Kayin and Mon states * individually visited and registered more than 1,381 people deprived of their freedom * visited 40 places of detention (under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs) and provided assistance..." Contains link to map of ICRC ooperations in Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010


Title: Myanmar : getting closer to the victims
Date of publication: 08 April 2003
Description/subject: ICRC Operational update... "The ICRC has steadily expanded its activities in Myanmar, gaining greater access to the victims of conflict. It now has some 220 staff around the country, working from five bases. The ICRC began working in Myanmar in 1986, when it obtained the agreement of the authorities to start up a project to support the work of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in the capital. The aim was to bolster the work already being done by introducing affordable technology for artificial limbs and to upgrade the professional skills of local technicians and physiotherapists..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ICRC
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010


Title: Myanmar: Appeal 2003-2004 (IFRC)
Date of publication: 19 December 2002
Description/subject: Appeal for the Myanmar Red Cross's work in the areas of: 1. Health and Care; 2. Disaster Management; 3. Humanitarian Values; 4. Organizational Development.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Format/size: pdf (129K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Myanmar - Update on the ICRC activities - February 2002
Date of publication: 26 February 2002
Description/subject: Sectors of Work : Protection of assistance to civilians, people deprived of their freedom and wounded & sick. Promotion of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Red Cross Fundamental Principles (FP). Cooperation with the Federation to support the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) in tracing, dissemination of IHL and emergency preparedness activities. Year Started in Country : 1986 (orthopaedic program) Total number of staff (International, national combined): 155
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010


Title: Myanmar - Field Activities in January 2002 (ICRC)
Date of publication: 22 January 2002
Description/subject: I. SOUTH-EASTERN REGION (MON AND KAYIN STATES): 1. Introduction; 2. Projects and Activities; 2.1. Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre; 2.2. Water supply projects; 2.3. Protection of Civilian Population. II. SHAN STATE: 1. Introduction; 2. Projects and Activities; 2.1. Civilian Population and IDPs; 2.2. Health Promotion Pilot Project (HPPP). III. Detention: 1. Restoring Family Links; 2. Some Figures. IV. Orthopaedic Programme: 1. The Joint Programme; 2. Yenanthar Leprosy Hospital.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010


Title: The ICRC in Myanmar
Date of publication: 22 January 2002
Description/subject: Extract from the ICRC Annual Report 2000: Help for detainees; Assistance for internally displaced people and vulnerable groups; Speading awareness of humanitarian law; Working with Myanmar REd Cross Spociety.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Format/size: PDF (238K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.icrc.org/WEBGRAPH.NSF/Graphics/AC_AS_MYANMAR_AR.pdf/$FILE/AC_AS_MYANMAR_AR.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Myanmar: Cornerstones laid for limb-fitting centre
Date of publication: 18 January 2002
Description/subject: "A joyful celebration has launched construction of a new limb-production and -fitting centre in Hpa-An, the capital of Karen state, in south-east Myanmar. On January 14, representatives of the ICRC, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, the authorities and Buddhist clerics gathered to lay the cornerstone. The ceremony coincided with the Karen New Year and the ceremony was followed by traditional Karen dances performed by people in colourful local dress..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010


Title: Young Japanese travel upcountry to study NGO�s humanitarian activities
Date of publication: 11 November 2001
Description/subject: "A study group from Japan visited Myanmar earlier this year to inspect the humanitarian activities of a non-government organisation, AMDA International The 22-member group spent four days at Meiktila, in central Mandalay Division, where the Japanese-based AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia) has been assisting Myanmar people since 1995 in line with its mission to help underprivileged people in Asia and other parts of the world..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times", Vol. 5. No. 88, 5-11 November 2001.
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010


Title: On the Trail of Burma's Internal Refugees
Date of publication: June 2001
Description/subject: An American dentist travels deep into the world of Burma's Internally Displaced Persons, and discovers a people driven by fear into an uncertain future. Armed with a Colt .45, American dentist Shannon Allison is on a dangerous mission of mercy: to bring emergency medical assistance to Internally Displaced Persons inside Burma. Veteran photojournalist Thierry Falise reports from Burma's war-torn jungles on efforts to assist these victims of endemic conflict.
Author/creator: Thierry Falise
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol 9. No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003