Mandates and Objectives
The Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) was established with the objectives to provide relief for victims of natural disasters to ease their sufferings and take precautionary steps as to minimize loss of lives and property of the victims of natural disasters. The major tasks are as follows:
- To deliver relief to people, monks and nuns who face disasters such as fire, flood, strong wind, earthquake and armed insurgency to ease their sufferings.
- To deliver relief to those who are caught in a storm, in a river, or in a sea, and for those who are stranded in far-flung regions or in foreign countries because their vessels engines are in disorder.
- To provide aid to those who have to leave their regions due to armed insurgency and for those who have been shifted to safe regions from the areas where armed insurgents are active.
- To provide aid to those who face hunger owing to sever drought, great change of climate or destroyed agricultural fields by pests and animals.
Also, on behalf of the Government of the Union of Myanmar, RRD sends relief to disaster affected areas in foreign countries and disaster relief bodies under the United Nations. RRD is also the focal point for ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) for Myanmar.
The Department is headed by Director-General (DG), Director of Relief, Director of Administration, Director of Procurement, Assistant DG. RRD has 19 warehouses – including Central Warehouse in Yangon – which are headed by Assistant Directors who work under the guidance of Director of Procurement.
8 March 2012
Field trip in an annual flood affected village was organized on 8 March 2012 as part of field work activity for CBDRR ToT conducted in Mandalay from 5-9 March 2012
30 April 2012
Technical Review Meeting on DMC Course on 30 April 2012
9 February 2012
Task Force Meeting on Myanmar Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (MAPDRR), held on 9 February 2012 in Nay Pyi Taw