Stories about: Myanmar

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  • It takes a village (to stay healthy)

    Hla and her family were often suffering with sickness and struggling to afford healthcare. But Hla’s life – and her whole village – changed when she…

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  • A lesson in community

    A village in Myanmar unites to revive a struggling pre-school. It’s incredible to witness a community coming together to create something good.…

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  • Where can Children play in a refugee camp

    When 27-year-old Monjur arrived in the hot and crowded Kutupalong camp of Cox'sBazar his primary concern was the welfare of his children. As a Rohingya refugee arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar he and his family had already witnessed unbearable scenes of violence. The Rohingya crisis, which started one year ago, has lead to over 700,000 people fleeing over the border to camps in Bangladesh.

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  • Love can build a bridge

    For Rowan Smith – a finance graduate with an emerging career at a large accounting firm – early morning meetings often involve a conference room, a…

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  • Our 700,000 new neighbours – Bangladeshi families struggle with Rohingya influx

    Tearfund’s Peter Shaw recently returned from a visit to Bangladesh, where he witnessed first hand the effects of the Rohingya refugee crisis. It’s been six months since almost 700,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals (Rohingya refugees) started to flee violence in Myanmar and flood into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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  • Gardeners' questions: Myanmar edition

    With the refugee crisis dominating Western media, there aren't many good news stories coming from Myanmar. Yet, in the communities that Tearfund…

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  • A sketch in time

    How a Tearfund partner organisation in Myanmar got their nation talking about the future, with simple pen and ink drawings.

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