An artillery attack in Myanmar has completely destroyed the community of Munglai Hkyet, in Woi Chyai, one of the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps we support in Kachin State.
At least 29 people, including 11 children and a two-month old baby were killed, with many more injured. We are deeply saddened that two young children from our preschool centre in Munglai Hkyet were among the victims.
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The children we support in Kachin State, Myanmar have recently received new 'crocs' and raincoats to help them cope with the heavy rains and flooding in the remote mountain camps where they live.
Children on the Edge envisions a world in which every child thrives regardless of their geography, ethnicity, gender, or caste. We place children at the heart of everything we do by working hand-in-hand with local communities to restore hope, dignity, and justice; and to actively involve everyone in creating transformation.
Our work over throughout 2021-2022 reflects these values and we’re delighted to share with you what we’ve achieved, thanks to our generous supporters.
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Plummeting temperatures in Lebanon throughout January and February created freezing conditions for Syrian refugee families surviving in canvas shelters at a time when fuel is completely unaffordable. They have been in desperate need of help to heat their homes.
Thanks to an appeal this winter, our supporters have helped provide fuel vouchers for 319 families, so they can stay warm.
Border closures and conflict have left hundreds of families without food and basic supplies in Kachin State, Myanmar where Children on the Edge work with displaced communities, living in remote mountain camps. Our food relief programme has just ensured that 970 households received emergency food parcels, to last them a month. Find out more below.
Children on the Edge works in coalition with local communities in some of the toughest places in the world, transforming the lives of marginalised children by creating protective environments where they can safely live, play, learn and grow.
It will come as no surprise that our focus in 2020-2021 has been responding to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s devastating effects in every area where we work.