Myanmar ranks first on OCHA’s list of most at-risk Asia-Pacific countries in 2011. Despite being a resource-rich country with a strong agricultural base, its population of over 50 million people are among the poorest in the world. Years of conflict and unresolved ethnic differences have contributed to the displacement of around 450,000 people and an influx of refugees in neighboring countries.
OCHA established its presence in Myanmar in May 2008 at the onset of Cyclone Nargis to support the humanitarian response in the affected areas of the Ayerwaddy Delta. OCHA then shifted its attention in support of national disaster preparedness efforts and provision of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities in border areas.
In 2012 OCHA will strengthen its coordination efforts opening three new offices in crucial locations in addition to its main hub in Yangon and sub-office in Chin state.
37 Ka Bar Aye Pagoda Road,
Inya Lake Hotel,
Tel: +95 (1) 662 866, 662 857-59
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