Emergency food support

Emergency food support

Project: Emergency food support
Partner: KJSRC
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Annual Budget: €2.650  ($3.250)
Total Beneficiaries: over 400
 refugees

Summary

In October, food support was cut off by another aid organisation to more than 6.000 Shan refugees living in six different camps – including our partner, Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC). However, thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors, especially the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, we are able to help out with the food shortage in KJSRC, by providing food as needed until funding is restored. KJSRC has more than 400 residents, 132 of whom are children.

Without our support to bridge the gap, these refugees, children and families would not have known where their next meal was coming from.

Background

That is the situation more than 6,000 Shan refugees and IDPs from Myanmar are facing after funding was cut off to six camps last month, including our partner, Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC).

However, thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors we are able to help out with the food shortage at KJSRC by providing food as needed until funding is restored. KJSRC has more than 400 residents, 132 of whom are children. Without our support to bridge the gap, these children would not have known where their next meal was coming from.

A big thanks to Peter Brodtbeck and the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation for their emergency sponsorship of this important project.

This article from Relief Web adds more context to the background situation: https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/update-shan-refugee-camp-runs-out-food

Goals and Results

The goal of this project is to provide short-term emergency food support to Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp while more funding is reestablished.

Sponsors

  • Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation