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CERA supports long-term and future-oriented development by combining short-term relief measures with a holistic and sustainable approach in the following areas:

* Providing emergency relief after disasters, helping communities rebuild and recover;

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Equipment of local task forces with radios, megaphones, First-Aid-Kits
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Local Task Forces will be formed in the selected villages and equipped with the most important materials for emergency situations ...

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Project Area
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The project will be implemented in the hazard prone areas of Rakhine, specifically in Sittwe, Ponnagyun, Pauktaw, Rathedaung and Myebon Townships. Those townships are situated in south western part of Rakhine.

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Who We Are

After the riots in March 2014, the option of forming a local non-government organization or a community-based organization comprising of Malteser DRR team members was deemed the best option for reprogramming. After a two-day reprogramming workshop facilitated by the Malteser International Country DRR Coordinator (CDRRC) in July 2014, the participants decided to form the Community Empowerment and Resilience Association (CERA).

In 2035, to be a leading local non-government organization in reducing disaster risks and promoting community resilience in Myanmar.Our Vision

What We Do

The following activities assetss and address current and future risks are as follows:



Our Achievement / Impact


6 Sectors

WASH, mangrove, DRR, Livelihoods, Nutrition, Covid-19



reached with COVID-19 prevention measure


500,000 people

reached with COVID-19 prevention measure



conflict-affected people reached 1m people in need of assistance.