Grassroots Community Organization in Myanmar Responds to the Pandemic
Publication Date: June 2020
Strengthening Community Resilience – A Photo Series
The following images depict one of the organization’s programs, “Relief Response, Improving Food Security, and Strengthening Community Resilience in Northern Rakhine State”, a 16-month program aiming to improve households’ ability to guarantee their own food security. The program enables the distribution of food and hygiene kits to support communities living in conflict-affected areas. The program also includes activities such as gardening, menstrual hygiene awareness, general hygiene awareness and social cohesion awareness.
Conscious that many communities in Northern Rakhine State—and around the world—do not have access to the very basic essentials necessary to follow COVID-19 hygiene protocols, such as proper hand-washing, CSI has now also included the distribution of soap and buckets, and the organization of COVID-19 awareness sessions with community members, into its programming.