Myanmar

During a CRS delegation trip to Myanmar, His eminence Cardinal McCarrick celebrated Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon. Photo by Jennifer Hardy/CRS

During a CRS delegation trip to Myanmar, His eminence Cardinal McCarrick celebrated Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon. Photo by Jennifer Hardy/CRS

As civil society broadens in Myanmar, Catholic Relief Services works with local partners to incorporate international best practices of community-led project design and implementation. Peacebuilding is incorporated in all CRS Myanmar projects. Current ongoing projects are in areas of mine-risk education and victim assistance for landmine survivors, agricultural livelihoods and land rights promotion in the Ayeyarwady Region and Chin State, justice and peace projects, inclusive education for children with disabilities in the Ayeyarwady Delta and emergency response.

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Stats

Population:55,746,253
Size:261,228 sq. mi.; slightly smaller than Texas
People Served:48,212

History

The Catholic Relief Services Myanmar program is based on a management model that has proven highly successful in countries like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. CRS Myanmar maintains a small administrative footprint, while leveraging the expertise and reach of local partners and the local Church. CRS has been engaged in Myanmar for more than a decade, with programs on justice and peace, and livelihoods and emergency response, including Cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Partners

Karuna Myanmar Social Services

Programs

Agriculture
Education
Disaster Response
Peacebuilding
Other


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