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In 2011, Myanmar launched a process of political, social, and economic reform. People gained more rights, the number of persecuted people decreased, and more foreign investors came to the country. Despite these changes, many people in rural areas are still in need of medical care.
Total population: 53.2 million
People affected by the crisis: 1.7 million
MAGNA concluded all its activities in Myanmar in 2013.
Opening of Myanmar mission: 2008
Areas of intervention: Irrawaddy river delta, Magway region
Overview of the Myanmar Crisis
Medical care in the country remains insufficient. The United Nations estimates that ongoing political instability and religious tensions have driven almost 375,000 people out of their homes, and thousands have fled to neighbouring Thailand. More than 100,000 Myanmar refugees live in camps along the Thai border. Approximately 22.6% of children in Myanmar suffer from malnutrition.
Why we are in Myanmar
Our Myanmar intervention
In January 2013, we concluded all activities to assist children and their families in Myanmar.
Our activities focused on the distribution of material aid, access to health care for people during disasters, and treating child malnutrition.
In 2008, 250,000 victims of Cyclone Nargis received humanitarian aid and medicines through non-state clinics.
We conducted orientation training and a quick anthropometric assessment of children aged 6 to 59 months. We focused on the Magway area, where there was a high risk of malnutrition.
In order to reduce the number of children with acute malnutrition, we launched a comprehensive treatment program in Magway region health care facilities.