MSWRR initiates preventive measure in IDP camps
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement, in cooperation with relevant ministries and civil society organizations, has commenced a preventive measure to provide health education and handwashing soaps to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, and Kayin states as part of the prevention, containment, and treatment of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To protect against the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus disease, the internally displaced persons were briefed on the easy-to-understand information about the deadly infection, the Covid-19 symptoms, and the real-time instructions and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports. They were provided with handwashing soaps. With the distribution of posters and leaflets, they were also urged to follow and cooperate in the preventive measure.
There are a total of 18 IDP camps: 9 in Kachin State, 5 in Shan State, 2 in Rakhine State, and 2 in Kayin State.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement has drafted a preparatory plan in line with the international humanitarian assistance standards and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee to fight against the Covid-19. In this regard, the ministry has coordinated with UN humanitarian organizations to further implement the plan.