Care: Improving Access to Water and Health Resources in Demosoe Township, Kayah State, Union of Myanmar

Projet terminé

For partner country: 2’000 of the worst-off households in the country (roughly 10’000 people) have improved their livelihood resilience. For SDC: Using the opportunity of additional 0.5% ODA/GNI funds and the partnerships established by SDC-HA, Regional Cooperation is able to get to know and test the working environment, partners and approaches in a potential future program region.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Développement agricole
01.05.2012 - 30.11.2014
CHF 720'000
Myanmar has suffered from internal armed conflict practically since independence in 1948. Kayah State was one of the hotspots of the conflict. On a population of 300’000, more than 50’000 people still are displaced today, with worsened livelihood security both of IDPs and of the recipient population. Health and nutrition surveys show that Kayah state MDG indicators are much worse than Myanmar average (< 5 mortality: 221 vs 106; access to safe drinking water: 58% vs 72%). With the recent perspectives for peace, the perception of the project result might contribute towards a “peace dividend” and start for reconstruction.
To improve the livelihoods of the war-affected population in Demosoe Township, Kayah State, by providing them with the capacity to collaboratively plan, implement and replicate sustainable agriculture, water and health interventions that contribute to community reconciliation and conflict resolution.
Groupes cibles

The project targets all those villages in Demosoe township that are not covered by the ACF WASH project. 25% are IDP households (conflict induced, resettled by Government, migrated due to destroyed livelihoods), 16% are female headed households.

Effets à moyen terme
2’000 families have
  • Improved their food security
  • Increased their income
  • Improved their health status and enjoy improved access to health services
  • Improved access to safe and reliable drinking water

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  1. Nutrition survey in 2002, showing high levels of both acute and chronic malnutrition among children.
  2. Slow, but steady change of approach from Care-delivered humanitarian aid to capacity building focused implementation by partners.
  3. Low intensity conflict as most important frame condition.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
ONG internationale ou étrangère
  • Care International

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   720'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   712'433
Phases du projet

Phase 7 01.05.2012 - 30.11.2014   (Completed)