Political isolation has left Myanmar the poorest country in South-East Asia, with almost a third of its population estimated to be living in poverty.
For the country's 18 million children, the challenges are immense. Only half of all children complete primary school. Acute malnutrition is a serious concern with 40 per cent of children suffering from stunting and 10 per cent affected by wasting. One in 10 children in Myanmar dies before their fifth birthday.
ChildFund has recently started working in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), which last year shifted from decades of military rule to a newly elected government. Initially, ChildFund will be working through local partners, providing funding and technical support to projects in line with our child-centred development focus.
Donate today to our Myanmar Child and Family Support Program and you will be helping to fund urgently needed education and healthcare programs for some of Myanmar's most vulnerable children and families. Your donations will help provide:
ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence says: “While it is devastating to see the level of poverty for children in Myanmar, it is encouraging to see the country opening up and creating new opportunities for its people. By improving education and healthcare, we can make significant strides in bettering the lives of Myanmar’s most vulnerable children and families. With so much work to be done, we are asking Australians to help by donating to our programs in Myanmar.”
Please donate today to provide urgently needed education and healthcare programs for impoverished children and families in Myanmar.