26 March 2020
The National-level Committee for Resettlement and Closures of IDP Camps held its coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
The Committee Chairman Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye explained that the committee will work for closures of 128 IDP camps in Kachin, Shan, Kayin and Rakhine States, report its activities to the Union Government and to the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre every six months.
The strategies for the committee were developed with the help of the expert from Switzerland to meet international norms, and a set of guidelines was also designed to support the resettlement process.
The officials from the Governments of Kachin, Rakhine, Shan and Kayin States presented their work implementation plans. The meeting also discussed data collection, preparing reports, budget requirements, media relations, information to foreign missions, UN agencies and international communities.
The sub-national committees agreed to submit their quarterly reports to the national committee. The Union Minister also stressed the needs to follow instructions of the Ministry of Health and Sports for prevention, control and treatments of Covid-19.
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