A meeting on the systematic implementation of a humanitarian assistance project by the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) was held yesterday morning at the Yangon Region Relief and Resettlement Department, at which Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye delivered a speech.
The Union Minister said the UEHRD Committee was formed with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as chairperson to cooperate and participate in multi-sector works for Rakhine State development. The work processes will be conducted country wide with government, state government and people working together in unity, the Union Minister said.
“The Rakhine State affair is the whole country’s affair. The view of many countries in the world is negative toward our country, and the international view and the event on the ground needs to be well understood. That is why the Rakhine State Advisory Commission was formed. Humanitarian assistance will be provided utilising the internal strength of the country”, Dr Win Myat Aye said.
The Union Minister said the young people of the country will be essential in implementing the project.
“Resettlement will be systematically conducted by the government. The youth sector is important in development, and systematic work will be conducted according to the law to prevent conflicts from occurring again in the future. Work will be done for the two societies to live harmoniously. The above mentioned work will be conducted successfully by using the strength and forces of the youth. There is a need to reduce the psychological effects and feelings in providing humanitarian assistance. Works were done for peace and tranquillity in the society”.
The Union Minister added that there is a need to collect information from villages, and then explained about distributing humanitarian assistance.
The youth humanitarian coordination group then explained about the plan on assisting and participating in one of UEHRD’s work processes of humanitarian assistance.The Union Minister and Deputy Minister further explained the plan.
It was decided at the meeting to immediately form youth groups, with each group consisting of 20 youths to provide humanitarian assistance directly to affected families in Rakhine State. Each group will conduct 20 days of humanitarian assistance work. The meeting was attended by the Union Minister, Deputy Minister, Yangon Region hluttaw representative, director generals, representatives of Ayeyawady Foundation, Youth incharges from National League for Democracy, Youth humanitarian coordination group, Youth Social Group and Yangon Youth Policy.