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Challenges in Myanmar


Myanmar is a small country between India and China. Around 52 million people from many different ethnic groups live in this Asian country. Large parts of the population suffer from poverty and food shortages. For decades, there have been armed conflicts between the military and resistance groups.

The Irrawaddy Delta region, which is difficult to access and economically insignificant, is particularly struggling with the challenges. The Irrawaddy River is largely the only connection between the small cut-off villages and the lifeline for millions of people who live there in great poverty. Above all, health care is catastrophic; there are hardly any male or female doctors in the Irrawaddy Delta and the few clinics that exist are in very poor condition.

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