Myanmar

We have been providing Mary’s Meals in Myanmar since 2008.

We work closely with our partners, the Episcopal Commission for Education (ECE) to offer support to children in programmes from the north to the south of the country, enabling them to attend school and gain a basic education. 

Myanmar was known as Burma or, more officially, ‘The Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma’ until 18 June 1989.

Life in Myanmar

Myanmar borders Bangladesh, China and Thailand and has turbulent weather events, placing it in the world’s top three countries worst affected by natural disasters. Livelihoods, sanitation, health and nutrition all suffer as a result.

Currently, political and ethnic conflicts have left thousands of families displaced, making food insecurity an even greater concern.

Mary’s Meals began working in Myanmar in 2008 after the destruction of Cyclone Nargis left thousands of children living in unstable environments. 

Mary's Meals in Myanmar

We are currently feeding over 1,500 children in 18 centres.

We feed children between the ages of 7 and 18.

We typically serve chicken, beef or fish with vegetables, served with beans, potatoes or noodles.

Did you know?

Around 25% of the population live below the International Poverty Line of $1.90 per day.

More than 25% of children under five have
stunted growth.

25% of primary school aged children drop 
out early.

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