Special Envoy: UNSG’s Special Envoy Visited IDP Camps In Kachin State

19 October 2018

A delegation led by United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener observed Internally Displaced persons Camps (IDPs) and met with local people in Myitkyina and Waingmaw  tsps, Kachin State, together with Deputy Minister for Social Welfare,  Relief and Resettlement  U Soe Aung and Kachin State Minister for Social Affairs Dr. Thin Lwin on Thursday.

The delegation went to an IDP camp in Jar Mei Kaung  Ward in Myitkyina and met with responsible officials and later observed the family houses and a preschool built within the premises.

Next, the delegation visited IDP Camps in Naung Nann Ward and met with officials and discussed over the accommodation and job opportunities of people in the camp before touring around.

In the afternoon, the delegation visited an RC IDP camp in Minenar , Waingmaw  Township and observed the family weaving businesses for livelihood and inspected the infrastructure for the people in the camp.

Later, the delegation also visited the IDP camp in Minenar  KBC all-round development area and the Katcho IDP camp. During their visit, they observed amber polishing sites for family businesses and children entertainment areas in the camp.