Help displaced communities on the Thai-Burma border to access emergency supplies
The current situation
The last 12 months have seen an alarming escalation in raids and air strikes on villages in the Karen State, Burma, due to the military coup. Much of the civilian population is displaced as a result, and is either hiding in the jungle or trying to get to safety.
The dry season in Burma is just beginning. This is the time of year when, historically, attacks from the Burmese army increase. We fear that even more villages will be bombed.
The need is great
Emergency supplies such as food, medicine, basic shelter and water treatment are in high demand and extremely low supply.
As a result of these recent displacements, Sharing Hope has seen an increase in requests for emergency assistance. We want to be able to fund all of them.
People in Burma displaced since the military coup (Feb 2021)
Karen people displaced in the last 18 months
Requests we've received for Emergency Relief in the last 12 months
All of our projects are initiated by local Karen people, to provide timely assistance where it’s needed most
Sharing Hope’s Emergency Relief program funds critical aid projects, where one-off, specific payments can quickly make a tangible, life-saving impact for some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.
Through our Emergency Relief program,
500 people received medical assistance in the very remote village of Saw Bwe Der.
The Sharing Hope team on the border were contacted about the need for medical supplies in the very remote village of Saw Bwe Der. The coronavirus had infected every household in the village, and where no support was available from the Myanmar government.
Emergency supplies purchased
Our Emergency Fund allowed us to quickly send over funds to purchase medicines and other emergency supplies.
Supplies are transported
Because of how remote Saw Bwe Der is, the supplies are transported by motorbike. The long journey included river crossings and muddy steep hills, all the while dodging the Myanmar military.
Sick people can be healed
Emergency supplies, including medicines, arrived in the village. About 500 people were able to be treated.
“We villagers…thanks all of you for your support during the hard time and also current situation. You love us and you give thanks to us by sharing main food, medicine and some materials that we need. All of these things are very important and benefit for us.”
Medic at Saw Bwe Der