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Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5965, tabled on 4 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to investigate means of providing (1) in-country, and (2) cross-border, humanitarian assistance to Myanmar's border states.

Answered on

18 February 2022

Meeting humanitarian needs and supporting the resilience of the most vulnerable remains our priority. We continue to provide humanitarian assistance through International Non-Governmental Organisations, the UN, Red Cross and civil society organisations to those affected by conflict and natural disasters including with food, water, hygiene and sanitation services, shelter, medical equipment, and protection for the most vulnerable especially in displacement camps.

Since the coup the FCDO has provided £49.4 million in aid to Myanmar. The UK has pledged a further $100k in Technical Assistance to support the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre in its response to the crisis in Myanmar and to support regional stability. In response to recent developments, the UK is working through partners to deliver humanitarian assistance in border regions including Chin, Karen and Kayah. As the situation unfolds, we will continue to consider all options to ensure that humanitarian aid can be delivered to those that need it.