Advance Myanmar is founded and run by a team of people with decades of experience of the humanitarian and human rights situation in Myanmar.
Our work includes:
Emergency humanitarian response
Advance Myanmar provides emergency aid for food, shelter and medicines for ethnic minority villagers who are targeted by the Burmese military and forced to flee their homes. Since the coup, hundreds of thousands of people have been made IDPs (Internally Displaced People) in Myanmar, adding to the thousands of IDPs who were already in the country.
Emergency support to activists since the military coup
Since the military coup on 1 February 2021, we have been able to quickly provide assistance and funding to activists at risk. With the ongoing brutal military crackdown, many activists have had to go into hiding, forced to flee their homes at short notice leaving everything behind.
We have provided support to activists and health workers to help them with oxygen, medicines, transport costs, food. We have also provided support to groups working with prevention, such as hand sanitisers and face masks in schools. This support has reached thousands of people.
Civil society capacity building
Advance Myanmar works with organisations to build their capacity, improve organisational skills and provide equipment that will help their effectiveness and independence over the years to come.
Advance Myanmar also conducts research on human rights issues. We work with civil society in Myanmar and various parts of the United Nations in providing information and analysis.
Advance Myanmar relies on funding from individual donors and trusts. We do not receive any government funding, which keeps us independent. Advance Myanmar is a registered charity with the UK Charity Commission.
Advance Myanmar is a registered charity with the UK Charity Commission. Registered charity number: 1139662