20 Oct 2021
On Wednesday 20 October 2021, H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand chaired the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Myanmar. Representatives from over 15 organizations from various sectors, ranging from donor countries and international organizations to private sectors and civil societies, working on both sides of the borders, exchanged views and experiences, which included the discussion on need assessments, partners, possible transmission routes and coordination modalities in delivering assistance for the people of Myanmar.
DPM/FM Don expressed his concern about the current political situation, economic contraction and the COVID-19 pandemic that have great impacts on the people of Myanmar. This calls for an urgent need to have coordinated humanitarian response, which should be neutral and non-political. Thailand has contributed over 2 Million US Dollars worth of assistance through bilateral channel, ASEAN and international organizations.
The participants expressed their readiness to coordinate and cooperate to push forward for more provision of humanitarian assistance for the people of Myanmar. The Meeting also agreed on exploring for more channels to deliver assistance as well as engaging with various sectors in Myanmar so that the assistance can reach the people in need in all parts of the country, in a non-discriminatory manner.