Emergency Relief & DRR Sector

Natural and accidental disasters such as floods, landslides, urban fires, rat infestations of crops, and cyclones are part of life in Myanmar. Swanyee facilitates community awareness where elders and other leaders share their knowledge of early warning signs and develop strategies to deal with impending dangers. Swanyee members and staff also receive trainings in order to make effective and quick responses. These efforts build capacity and strength relationships within communities, among local leaders, teachers, social workers, farmers and other stakeholders.

When emergencies occur, Swanyee will take the action in collaborating with other organizations and authorities to provide timely and effective emergency relief.
Disaster Risk Reduction Sector Plan outlines the approach and strategies for integrating disaster risk reduction in the recovery and reconstruction process for sustainable development, and the reduction of future disaster risk while promoting cooperation, building partnerships. The needs and priority actions for improved disaster risk reduction over the short, medium and long terms were identified through a participatory and consultative process.

Disaster risks reduction as a standalone sector as well as a cross cutting theme, is being integrated interventions to all sectors for long term sustainability. Cross-cutting issues will be addressed from initial phase to promote and strengthen equity and equality for all, avoiding marginalization of certain groups or creation of new sources of risk.
Swanyee participated in Tsunami Rehabilitation Project in delta partnering with ADRA Myanmar. Swanyee distributed over 300 MT of rice bags to Nargis victims in over 100 villages in Ayeyawaddy Division with the aid of Pyoe Pin. Swanye continued emergency response activities with UNDP, UNHABITAT, NPA, CARE Myanmar, Save the Children, Mery Corps, ACTED , CPWG and other local partners. Swanyee constructed many shelters and school cum cyclone shelters in Delta and Rakhine for the victims of cyclone Nargis and cyclone Giri.
Swanyee is the leading agency in the LNGO shelter cluster under the umbrella of CPWG. Swanyee’s ultimate goal is to ensure that all the vulnerable communities be settled in habitats and homes that are designed to be safe and culturally appropriate and where all built infrastructure are multi hazed-resistant.

Swanyee emphasizes on vulnerability and disaster risk reduction, and try to point that land and building ownership for respect the rights of the people, and maintains the privacy and dignity of separate households. We also care seasonal impacts, hazards and security risks and follow-up the sphere standards. The shelter design and materials were followed up to be consistent with local people’s perception. Swanyee designs the shelter construction plan by considering the cross cutting issues. For the time being, Swanyee has constructed more than 1500 shelters in cyclone Nargis affected areas, and over 2000 shelters in cyclone Giri affected area.

Sector Project Name Activities Location Beneficiaries
Emergency Relief & DRR Tsunami Rehabilitation 4 Bridges and 1 Jetty were constructed in the Tsunami affected area Pyinsalu Sub Township 3750 individuals
  Emergency Relief Project Phase I in Nargis Affected Area Rice distribution, 300MT for cyclone Nargis affected peoples 204 village in Laputta Township Over 150000 individuals
  Emergency Response To Giri Affected Area NFI distribution to meet their emergency needs Minpya and Myaebon Township in Rakhine state 11743 individuals
  Shelter Rehabilitation Project with DFID Fund 700 shelters were rehabilitated for safety and dignity of the people Mawlamyaing Kyun Township 4250 individuals
  Shelters Rehabilitation Project supported 180 shelters to the affected families in Nargis affected area Saluseik village in Laputta township 900 individuals
  Shelter Rehabilitation Project in Cyclone Giri Affected provided 566 households materials for community-led rehabilitation process Kwin Chaung Sub Township in Myebon Township 2850 individuals
  Emergency Response to Cyclone Giri Project Shelter Materials were supported for 100 totally and 500 partially destroyed shelter Myaebon township in Rakhine State 2711 individuals
  CERF Fund Project 200 households were provided shelter materials for partially destroyed shelters Myebon Township 1046 individuals
  Emergency Response to Cyclone Giri 22 shelter boxes were distributed to fulfill the emergency needs for transaction shelter Myaebon Township in Rakhine State 119 individuals
  Shelter Rehabilitation Project in Cyclone Giri 195 shelters and 500 shelters were rehabilitated 25 villages in Myebon Township 3475 individuals
  Physical Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project 4 School Cum Cyclone Shelters were constructed to be resistant the cyclone and to improve the education facility 4 villages in Bogalay and Laputta Township 3000 individuals
  Shelter Rehabilitation Project DRR Trainings were conducted in Shelter Construction 43 villages in Mawlamyaing Kyun Township 850 households
  Emergency Response to Cyclone Giri Affected Area Shelter Construction Training emphasized on the DRR concepts 15 villages in Myebon Township 600 households
  Shelter Rehabilitation Project in Cyclone Giri Affected Area DRR Training in Shelter Construction were provided to improve the strength of the shelter for strong wind resistance 5 villages in Myebon Township 566 households
  Emergency Response to Giri Affected Area Shelter Construction Training as a part of DRR 1 village in Myebon Township 200 households