TO assist in humanitarian aid program and in works of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance and Resettlement in Rakhine-UEHRD, Japanese government and UN agencies signed Exchang of Notes on Grant Aid to Rakhine yesterday.
The signing ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw was attended by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and representatives from the UN agencies.
The Union Minister expressed thanks to the Japanese government for the aid.
Japanese Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, representatives of five international organizations signed the Exchange of Notes for grant assistance projects in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 February for implementing projects with total grant assistance of 2.2 billion Yen in order to improve humanitarian and development situation in Rakhine State.
UN-Women is expected to sign the Exchange Note separately in the near future.
The Project for Responding to the Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State would get grant assistance of 1.1 billion Yen.
The project aims to improve regional stability and the humanitarian situation, and contribute to better living conditions for people affected by the incident, school enrollment rate, child protection and psychological care for women and girls etc.
Immediately after the terrorist attacks that occurred at the end of August last year in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, emergency assistance has been implemented by the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) etc.
Providing humanitarian aid for food, health and sanitation, living environment and promoting cohesion among communities would be vital once the repatriation of IDPs and those who have fled to Bangladesh commence officially.
Through World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this project will provide humanitarian assistance to affected people and communities such as food distribution, child protection, protection of displaced persons, shelter maintenance, child education and health care.
Meanwhile, the project for Inclusive Development and Empowerment of Women in Rakhine State would be provided with total grant: 1.1 billion Yen.
This project, to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) will support people who were affected by intercommunal clashes since 2012 and the situation after the 2017 attack on the security forces.