Humanitarian Cooperation

Humanitarian Cooperation with Myanmar

Since the end of the sixties Myanmar has been one of the most important partners of German development co-operation Unterzeichnungszeremonie Enlarge image (© KfW) Under the "Common Position of the European Union on Myanmar", the regular development co-operation between Germany and Myanmar had been suspended between 1989 and 2011. 

However, during these years Germany supported humanitarian projects of international agencies in Myanmar and sponsored micro-scale projects of local community-based organizations.

During the last couple of years, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) has supported projects of organizations such as UNICEF, WFP, ICRC, Malteser International and German Agro Action in order to provide for better food security, education, water sanitation, health care and assistance to landmine victims in Myanmar. 

Germany Pledges $ 28 million for Rural Development, Aquaculture and Myanmar Railways

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Signing Agreement

Press Release KfW Rural Development Programme

Rehabilitating Roads for Development On behalf of the German Government KfW finances rural roads in Southern Shan State with eleven million EUR grant funds

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EU helps flood victims with 73.5 billion Kyat (EUR 54.5 million)

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The government of the Federal Republic of Germany supports humanitarian relief efforts by the International Red Cross in Myanmar with one million Euros.

Germany pledges 27 Million

Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch committed on June 24th to H.E. Union Minister Dr. Kan Zaw further 27 million US$ for financial and technical development assistance for Myanmar.  The arrangement includes financial contributions over eight million EUR and technical assistance worth 17 million US$

Unterzeichnung Rahmenabkommen

Signing Ceremony

On April 2nd, 2015 an Agreement regarding Development Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has been signed.

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On the upgraded Road to Development

Germany finances rural infrastructure in Myanmar with seven million EUR grant funds.

German cooperation

New logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad

From now on the new logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad is “german coopera­tion”. This goes particularly for projects run by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – Reconstruc­tion Loan Corporation (KfW), for example, or the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which have often used only their own logos to date.

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shoes for U Win Zaw Oo

The German Embassy in Yangon has gone to great length to support Mr Georg Wessels on his mission to provide some of the world’s tallest persons with custom-made shoes.

Humanitarian Cooperation

Projekt Swimming Doctors

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


As we stand at the beginning of the 21st century, the role of development policy has changed. Today, development cooperation is seen as global structural and peace policy. It aims to help resolve crises and conflicts in a peaceful manner.