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Wah Eh Htoo

Wah Eh Htoo

2016 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Wah Eh Htoo is an advocacy coordinator in Burma with World Vision International, a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization. His work focuses primarily on children's rights, child soldiers, and human trafficking issues, as well as capacity building for World Vision staff members and over 550 community based organizations.   Previously he traveled throughout Burma as a communications expert, reporting on the acute poverty and needs faced by Burmese children. He was among the first responders for natural disasters as a member of World Vision’s emergency rapid response team, including following cyclone Nargis which killed more than 150,000 people in 2008. His stories and photos from Nargis-hit areas were published by leading international media, including CNN and BBC.

Wah Eh Htoo He began his professional life as a journalist with the Myanmar Times in 2003, during the height of Burma's military rule and media censorship. His stories mainly covered the lack of environmental conservation in Burma and the devastating impact on the country’s rich flora and fauna. He is an active member of the Karen Baptist Convention as well as a fellow with the DeBoer Fellowship.