As with the rest of the world, global supply chain disruptions have caused inflation and hindered the pandemic recovery efforts of Asian nations.

The war in Ukraine is expected to increase poverty in Thailand through high food and energy prices. In addition, Asian nations continue to recover from learning poverty for school-aged children due to the effects of the global pandemic.

Myanmar’s economy and people continue to be severely tested by the ongoing impacts of the military coup and the surge in COVID-19 cases in 2021. The country continues to have unrest, causing a high number of refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as food shortages and electrical outages. Myanmar has a low vaccination rate along with inadequate health services. Ongoing economic pressures have resulted
in food insecurity, and the share of Myanmar’s population living in poverty is expected to have doubled compared to pre-COVID-19 levels. The needs are so varied in these three countries. Your gift to where most needed will allow us to respond quickly as challenges emerge.

Conrad & Fiona Kwok,

CBM Team Leads, Chinese Ministries