Humanitarian and Development
CSI supports communities to survive in the face of acute humanitarian needs, and build long-term resilience in the face of protracted and recurrent emergencies.
We deliver life-saving food and hygiene items to conflict-affected communities in Northern Rakhine State. Understanding the grave risk posed by malnutrition to mothers and children alike, CSI includes supplementary nutritional support in its food distributions, which targets specifically pregnant and lactating women. This is complemented by dedicated nutrition programming.
Peace and Conflict
CSI follows the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus approach and includes peace and conflict interventions into its work with target communities.
To anchor its work in peacebuilding and social cohesion in communities, CSI established Community Learning Centers. Through these Centers, CSI carries out a variety of activities aiming at strengthening social cohesion, working towards a diverse, pluralistic and inclusive society. Targeting locations where communities of different ethnicity reside in close proximity, CSI programming is likely to have contributed to an increase in intercultural interactions.
Research and Advocacy
In addition to its humanitarian and development work, CSI has a separate division focused on research and advocacy.
CSI has strong roots in communities in Rakhine State, which it continues to strengthen by working closely with these communities. These relationships allow us to access information and data that many other actors cannot. With many staff members coming from affected communities, CSI has a natural advantage at contextualizing this information.