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Children at an Internally Displaced Persons camp waiting to access food provided by the missionaries in Myanmar (Catholic Mission)

Catholic Mission and its missionary network is supporting people in Myanmar, who are still experiencing hardships since the 2021 military coup. 

Earlier this week, the United Nations provided an update on the situation in Myanmar. Since the coup in 2021, many residents have had to flee their homes multiple times, “eroding their coping capacity with each move”, the UN reported. 

Within the past two weeks, in Northern Shan state, 50,000 people were reported to have fled to find a safe refuge. 

“Many Internally Displaced People in camps and other places are faced with the difficulty of having basic food. They live in fear and anxiety,” said Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon.

Due to the political situation, no direct emergency aid can enter the Myanmar border and provide help, leaving the local population with low hope.

“Humanitarians continue to face access constraints across the country due to ongoing military operations and refusals to grant travel authorisation,” the UN said.   

Thanks to its network of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Catholic Mission is able to provide direct support to people in Myanmar. 

“More than providing vital resources such as food packs, we are able to bring hope to the people and to show them that we are here with them, with our brothers and sisters,” Catholic Mission national director Fr Brian Lucas said. 

Cardinal Bo is calling for assistance and prayers the people of Myanmar.

Details: Catholic Mission


Hope in Hardship: The Vital Role of Missionaries in Myanmar’s Humanitarian Challenge (Catholic Mission)