ASEAN Delivers Medical Support for COVID-19 Response to the People of Myanmar
ASEAN, led by its Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi, handed over USD 1.1 million worth of medical supplies and equipment ready to be distributed by the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) for immediate support to the COVID-19 response, in a handover ceremony held virtually today.
In his remarks, Dato Lim Jock Hoi underscored the importance of the initiative to showcase the solidarity in the spirit of ‘One ASEAN, One Response’ to extend a helping hand to the people of Myanmar in the realisation of a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community.
The Executive Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), representatives of ASEAN Member States, donor countries and other organisations attended the ceremony.
The AHA Centre, as the operational lead, facilitates the delivery of assistance. Meanwhile, the MRCS, as a local partner, supports ASEAN by providing last mile distribution of the medical supplies and equipment to the communities in need in Myanmar.
An article titled “ASEAN Delivers on COVID-19 Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar” is published on the Column Vol.77.
The Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) funded the project Support towards ASEAN’s Effort on COVID-19 Response to Myanmar through the Provision of Medical Supplies and Equipment for Phase 1 (Life-Saving).