Why World Vision is in Myanmar

Myanmar continues to push forward in the midst of armed political turmoil that has wreaked havoc on its economy, agriculture, and overall safety. This instability, along with natural disasters — floods, droughts, fires, and earthquakes — has taken a toll on the country.

The economy suffered due to high inflation and currency depreciation and shortages. The country experienced a shortage of goods and services like fuel, electricity, and internet access. Even more devastating, over 2 million children suffered from acute malnutrition and over 13 million people experienced food insecurity, with millions also in need of clean water and other basics. Political upheaval and violence destroyed property and displaced many from their homes. Additionally, children in these conflict areas were prevented from safely accessing school.

In response, World Vision teams provided food, health and nutrition interventions, education programming, child protection, and livelihood support for 1.4 million people. Over 170,000 people received training on healthy feeding practices and nutrition for pregnant mothers and children under 5 years old. Hundreds of health committees are improving communities’ health standards, and nearly 34,000 parents and caregivers were equipped with child protection resources.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Myanmar

World Vision's staff in Myanmar are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For an end to civil war so communities can experience peace.


  • For displaced populations to access needed support and be able to return safely home.


News from Myanmar


Matthew 25: Prayer for refugees

God is with people who have been forced to flee their home. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.


Peace on earth: Pray for people in conflict zones

In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.

From the Field

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Facts and FAQs

Explore the profound impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that was triggered by a massive undersea earthquake and resulted in nearly 230,000 casualties and widespread destruction. Learn about World Vision’s humanitarian efforts as we led a disaster response, raising over $350 million for relief and rehabilitation lasting more than a decade and spanning across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar.