More than 500,000 of Burma’s ethnic minorities have fled their homes because of army attacks. The Karen people and others seek safety in isolated jungles where they encounter disease and malnutrition. The toll is staggering: 1 in 12 expectant mothers dies in childbirth while 1 in 7 children under 5 dies of chronic disease. Sixty percent of all child deaths result from curable diseases like malaria, dysentery, or pneumonia.
BURMA HUMANITARIAN MISSION (BHM) addresses this critical need by equipping backpack medics who deliver emergency trauma care and community medical services. The medics trek through dangerous areas near the Thai-Burmese border, where there are concealed landmines, to reach the Karen people. Your gift provides critical healthcare and medicine to these families.