WHO: Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Myanmar

WHEN: 9-15 May 2019

WHERE: Yangon, Kachin State, Rakhine State and Nay Pyi Taw (9-15 May)

Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller will travel to Myanmar from 9 to 15 May 2019, following her participation in the ASEAN-UN Committee of Permanent Representatives and Secretariat to Secretariat meetings.

The purpose of Ms. Mueller’s second mission to Myanmar as Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for humanitarian affairs is to observe first-hand the humanitarian situation in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, the impact of ongoing conflict, and to discuss durable solutions for the displaced and vulnerable people living there. In meetings with key stakeholders, she will also discuss ways to improve the humanitarian response and how the link-up with development works in Myanmar.

During her visit in Myanmar, the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet with people affected by humanitarian crises, senior Government officials and humanitarian partners. The mission will also include meetings in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, as well as field visits to displacement camps in Kachin and Rakhine states.

For further information, please contact:

In Myanmar: Nancy McNally, +95 9 797 007 815, nancy.mcnally@un.org

In New York: Russell Geekie, +1 212 963 8340, geekie@un.org

In Geneva: Jens Laerke, +41 79 472 9750, laerke@un.org

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs