Civil war has ravaged the Christian region of Kachin, in northern Myanmar, for the past 65 years. The fighting between the government army and rebel groups has led to more than 100,000 internally displaced refugees. The refugees are taken to camps in the region where they live in difficult conditions.
These camps are located in areas that the UN does not have access to, and the refugees are therefore totally reliant on humanitarian aid donated by the local population of the region. Danmission, however, is in a position to deliver humanitarian aid to the camps through a cooperation agreement with Wunpawng Ninghtoi (WPN), a local partner NGO working to provide emergency relief.
In 2014, Danmission helped provide health services to more than 10,000 children, pregnant women and elderly via camp clinics. This has improved the overall health situation and reduced the number of deaths in the camps.