‘Access, the main challenge is access to the growing number of people in need.’

Working as an INGO in today’s Myanmar: The ‘Welthungerhilfe‘ Myanmar’s current situation is of historic dimensions. As one of the countries most affected by climate change it is hit by heat peaks, droughts, floodings, and cyclones like powerful Mocha, in 2023 one of many storms according the season over the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, there is […]

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„A meaningful way of helping“

The Bettina-Kattermann-Stiftung (BKS) provides postgraduate scholarships for students from Myanmar. The foundation is ready to receive new applicants. How is the situation after the coup d état? ___________ Dr. Vera Kattermann, a Berlin-based psychotherapist and the BKS’s founder, talks with   about her late sister’s legacy and the foundation’s perspectives. Question (Q): Would you mind to […]

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Research about Myanmar: ‘The adaption process is still running’.

A conference on Myanmar, taking placing at the University of Zurich last June, was performed under strict rules of conduct, reflecting the country’s crisis also in the area of science. Diverting positions within the international community how to meet Myanmar’s situation became visible. Hot summer days in Zurich, cold comfortable rooms inside the university’s old […]

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Essen wie in Myanmar

Das Frachtgeschäft in Myanmar boomt. Grund sind die Essgewohnheiten der Exil-Burmes:innen Homesick refugees and migrants living in exile all over the world are yearning for Burmese food, triggering an economic boom for freight companies which organize deliveries from Myanmar. Eating habits used to be a typical cultural marker in the research of migration. Menschen, die […]

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Die, die am Rand stehen

Street Food Vending in Bangkok soll künftig Thai-nationals vorbehalten sein Recently, Thai authorities evicted Myanmar vendors from the streets of Bangkok claiming unpaid stall rentals and work stolen from Thai nationals. This action is framed into the city’s policy of a Singapore-modeled streetfood selling. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi kritisierte im Jahr 2019 die Qualität […]

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Thailands schillernde Rolle

Der Umgang mit den Coup-Flüchtlingen aus Myanmar reflektiert Facetten thailändischer Politik Living near Thailand’s border or staying in Thailand itself, refugees from Myanmar of diverse backgrounds are in need of a systematic approach of international assistance. Until now, various barriers hinder organisations, like the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCC), to enter either country.  […]

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