DanChurchAid in Myanmar

DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid joint country office provides lifesaving support to the people of Myanmar via humanitarian assistance as well as long term development assistance to increase communities’ capacity to endure environmental shocks, sustainable food security and livelihood opportunities. Which ultimately contribute towards stronger, more resilient and peaceful societies.


Main activities

Save lives

Humanitarian action/Nexus Response: Natural disasters and conflict threaten the lives and dignity of people in Myanmar. DCA/NCA help people recover from disasters through timely humanitarian assistance.

By applying a holistic approach across the humanitarian-development peace nexus DCA/NCA supports internally displaced persons as well as host communities to have access to life-saving services, socio-economic services and sustainable management of natural resources.

We strive to establish sustainable livelihoods and self-reliance, whilst simultaneously building safer communities free of violence via our community safety methodologies and mine risk education. We support our partners’ emergency preparedness response by developing contingency and risk management plans.

Explosive ordnance risk education (EORE): DCA/NCA in collaboration with a local partners provide EORE to adults and children living in, traveling through contaminated areas. Risk Education is a vital step of equipping people properly to identify explosive hazards, mitigate the dangers towards themselves and reporting the location of the explosive remnants to the appropriate local authorities.

By training our own staff and Myanmar partner organisations to educate communities as to the risks of explosive remnants of war (ERW). Risk Education helps prevent injury and fatalities amongst the local population, internally displaced person and returnees throughout Myanmar.

Through training and education, communities experience an increase in the level of awareness and knowledge of how to adopt safe behaviours in areas of ERW contamination. This is also coupled with the provision of support services such as survivor assistance in the form of first aid, psychosocial support, financial support to families of landmine victims, as well as referral services to prosthetic survivors.

Build resilient communities

DCA/NCA supports and ensures that marginalized and vulnerable communities in Myanmar have access, skills and the resources to attain sustainable livelihoods and lead resilient lives.

This includes securing access to knowledge, livelihoods skills training, producing adequate food for household consumption and income, enhancing market linkage and value-chain development; promoting livelihood diversification, establishing local saving and loan systems as well as enhancing communities’ resilience to conflict and environmental shocks through mainstreaming community-based disaster risk reduction mechanisms.

Fight extreme inequality

Women and girls living in emergency and conflict settings experience heightened risk of GBV and gender based discrimination. DCA/NCA counters these threats by delivering projects and actions that are simultaneously focused on the prevention and mitigation of GBV and reduce the risks faced by girls and women.

As well as actions that focus on the empowerment of women and girls to live lives free from gender-based violence by transforming harmful norms and practices, gender imbalances and power relationships, building self-esteem, attaining justice, women economic empowerment and ultimately striving for equitable and inclusive societies.

DCA/NCA Myanmar in numbers (2020)

8,594 GBV survivors supported

79,602 people supported under DCA/NCA Livelihoods actions

281,576 beneficiaries reached in 2020 (35% were male, 65% female).


Donors

DCA operations in Myanmar are supported by Danida, Norad, European Union, USAID, Church of Sweden, FCDO, OCHA, UNICEF, and UNOPS.


Contact DanChurchAid in Myanmar

DCA and NCA Myanmar
No. 11, 8th Floor Hlaing Township
Yangon, Myanmar

Phone: +95 (9) 793 119 917 or +95 793 119 972 ext : 314

Country Director
Peter Bo Larsen
Mail: pbl@dca.dk