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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (2014)   C1


Myanmar is prone to various natural hazards that include earthquakes, floods, cyclones, droughts, fires, tsunamis, some of whichhave the potential to impact large numbers of people. In the event that large numbers of people are affected (such as was the case in 2008 following cyclone Nargis), the government may decide to request international assistance to respond to the disaster. <br> The overall goal of the ERPP is to mitigate the impact of disasters and save as many lives as possible from preventable causes. It aims to ensure that effective and timely assistance is provided to people in need through effective coordination and communication on emergency preparedness and humanitarian response between members of the HCTin Myanmar. The approach has been developed in collaboration with the Government, to facilitate a coordinated and effective support to people affected by humanitarian crises.

Myanmar,  emergency preparedness,  Emergency Response,  Emergency Response Preparedness Plan (ERPP),  Guidelines,