Rohingya Refugees are facing flooding in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands have fled from Myanmar to escape violence


The humanitarian situation in Myanmar is complex, but Action Against Hunger is working to provide services to vulnerable communities.

Country Overview

In Myanmar, chronic poverty further complicates a humanitarian situation already compromised by exposure to natural disasters, food insecurity, armed conflict and inter-communal clashes, and mass displacement.

In 2019, an estimated 941,351 people will be in need of humanitarian assistance. The worsening of violence in Rakhine State has brought more than 650,000 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh since August 2017.

In Rakhine State, given the current circumstances including restrictions of movement and imposed regulations on NGOs by the government, it is impossible to determine precisely how many people still reside in the three communities of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung, and what their needs are.

People helped in 2018

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger has worked in Myanmar since 1994, offering life-sustaining nutrition, food security, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support for vulnerable communities.

Our operational strategy in Myanmar is threefold:

  • To treat and prevent acute malnutrition in infants under five, and pregnant and lactating women in the states of Rakhine and Kayah. We are delivering these services along with water, sanitation, hygiene, and infant-care practices.
  • To reduce the impact of natural disasters on the very exposed coastal communities in Rakhine State.
  • To give vulnerable people, pregnant and lactating women, infants under five, refugees or displaced people better access to basic services with the help of advocacy work.

As a member of several multi-partner consortiums, we are promoting the independence of international NGOs, defending humanitarian principles, as well as the implementation of common advocacy actions at a national and international level.

The Myanmar Rohingya Crisis
The Myanmar Rohingya Crisis


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Kayah State, Yangon, Rakhine State