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May 20, 2019

In an effort to build Burma’s self-reliance, USAID aims to strengthen Burma’s democratic institutions, promote and protect human rights, mitigate conflict, support inclusive economic development, and improve access to basic services. USAID builds self-reliance by strengthening Burma’s ability to plan, finance and implement its own development solutions.

April 12, 2019

After several years of reform that put Myanmar on a track toward becoming an important U.S. partner in the region, the conflict and exodus of refugees from Rakhine State since August 2017 – a dramatic escalation after decades of intermittent violence arising from political grievances and intercommunal tensions -- poses a significant threat to the country’s trajectory and prospects. Myanmar still has the potential to become an important partner in the years ahead as we implement the Indo-Pacific strategy, but the authorities must come to terms with what transpired, hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations, and begin to change the attitudes and policies that gave rise to this tragedy, and that contribute to intercommunal conflict across Myanmar. Without tangible improvements, Myanmar risks further alienating and potentially radicalizing these populations to uncertain ends, and cannot succeed in its democratic aspirations. Myanmar also risks having to rely internationally on a few countries willing to overlook what happened because of their broader strategic interests.

April 5, 2019
HIGHLIGHTS
 Humanitarian access restrictions prevent at least 50,000 people from receiving assistance in Rakhine
 The 2019 JRP for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis requests $920.5 million to meet the needs of 1.2 million people in Bangladesh
 USG announces $60 million in humanitarian assistances towards the 2019 JRP
December 20, 2017
HIGHLIGHTS
 
 Humanitarian access restrictions prevent at least 50,000 people from receiving assistance in Rakhine
 The 2019 JRP for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis requests $920.5 million to meet the needs of 1.2 million people in Bangladesh
 USG announces $60 million in humanitarian assistances towards the 2019 JRP
December 18, 2017

USAID aims to partner with the Government of Burma, in collaboration with other development partners, civil society, the private sector, and other key stakeholders, to sustainably reduce hunger and poverty through targeted investments in agriculture and nutrition.

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