Development & Humanitarian: Health and Resilience in Myanmar - Aust Red Cross: Myanmar-ARC-website9

U Pho Pyae (white shirt), 74 years old, collects water from a communal water point close to his home. The Australian Red Cross in partnership with Myanmar Red Cross has been carrying out a Community Based Health & Resilience project in Yin Ywa and a number of other villages in central Myanmar, an area known as the Dry Zone. Known as one of the driest, and food insecure areas in the country. The CBHR project is working to educate and ensure sustainable changes to water and sanitation practices in these communities. A major part of the project is community education. After ensuring quality community education, the project then install physical hardware, taps, tanks, toilets etc. When considering where to place communal water points the project consults the community to identify vulnerable member such as the elderly and disabled who may struggle to travel distances with heavy loads of water.

U Pho Pyae (white shirt), 74 years old, collects water from a communal water point close to his home. The Australian Red Cross in partnership with Myanmar Red Cross has been carrying out a Community Based Health & Resilience project in Yin Ywa and a number of other villages in central Myanmar, an area known as the Dry Zone. Known as one of the driest, and food insecure areas in the country. The CBHR project is working to educate and ensure sustainable changes to water and sanitation practices in these communities. A major part of the project is community education. After ensuring quality community education, the project then install physical hardware, taps, tanks, toilets etc. When considering where to place communal water points the project consults the community to identify vulnerable member such as the elderly and disabled who may struggle to travel distances with heavy loads of water.