Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Visiting to Myanmar

Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Visiting to Myanmar 

May 6 2019. Sittway 

United Nations’ Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs issues a statement today in which it states Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller will travel to Myanmar from May 9 to 15, 2019.

The statement says, “The purpose of Ms. Mueller’s second mission to Myanmar as Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for humanitarians to observe first-hand the humanitarian situation in Rakhine, Kichen, and Shan state, the impact of ongoing conflicts, and to discuss durable solutions for the displaced and vulnerable people living there

She will also meet with key stakeholders and discuss ways to improve the humanitarian responses. Moreover, she is excepted to meet people affected by the conflicts.

She will travel to displaced camps in Kachin and Rkhine states, said the statement

Mueller visit to IDP camps in Rakhine State is welcomed\nby the refugees, humanitarian aid volunteers, and local political parties. 

They said the deputy emergency relief coordinator visiting to the camps is encouragable. The displaced persons have been facing shortage of foods, drinking waters, medicines, and shelters. Only local charity organizations, individual donors, and some INGOs, including ICRC, are helping the IDPs for foods and some basic materials.

Rakhine Ethnic Congress, local CSO, released a statement several weeks ago, and said there are 35,153 refugees, mostly women and children.

The most affected townships of civil wars and IDPs are Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Minbya, Mrauk U, Rahedaung, and Pannaygun. 

Both central government and state government bar UN agencies and international aid organizations to travel to the IDPs camps

Heavy rain and stormy weather is coming ahead, but no proper\nreparation is yet made.

It is also difficult for the local response organizations in the raining season to collect foods and materials from villagers who even face insufficient of foods for themselves. 

It is really worrisome situations of IDPs in Rakhine State in coming months. 

Amid the crisis, local people hope Ms. Mueller meeting with authorities in Naypayidaw may make impact and yielding doors to open for UN agencies for emergency responses. 

0 comments:

Post a Comment