Disaster Management Department and UNOCHA sign Letter of Agreement

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The signing ceremony for the Letter of Agreement (LoA) between the Disaster Management Department under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) was organized in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The event was attended by Union Minister Dr Thet Thet Khine, the deputy minister, the permanent secretary, directors-general, Mr David Carden, Head of the UNOCHA office and officials.
The Union minister said the LoA between the ministry and UNOCHA will accelerate the government-led disaster management activities, and emergency responses, strengthen the cooperation between Tatmadaw and ministries in emergency responses to natural disasters, support the technical aids and cooperate in data management and preparations.
The ministry is working hard to establish national region/state/district/township level disaster management committees.
It focuses on All-Inclusive and provides humanitarian assistance and social development programmes for all people regardless of race or religion.
The partner organizations that emphasize the long-term interests of people should communicate under the existing law, rules and regulations and policies of the ministry.
Then, UNOCHA (Myanmar) Head Mr David Carden explained the work plans under the agreement, humanitarian assistance and further work procedures.
Director-General Dr Ko Ko Naing and Mr David Carden signed the agreement and exchanged it.
Under the LoA, the UNOCHA will cooperate with the Disaster Management Department to conduct disaster management activities, emergency responses, capacity building and technical assistance. — MNA

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