Assist in reducing natural disaster risks in Myanmar

October 22


Global countries including Myanmar face various natural disasters triggered by climate change. Till last year, Myanmar has suffered from impacts of flash flooding, landslides, thunderstorms and strong winds but such impacts are lesser than that of the previous year.


Nargis, the cyclonic storm in 2008, was the most destructive one in the natural disaster history of Myanmar, and it was the worst disaster in the entire Asian Continent. The higher Richter scale of strong earth, as well as the outbreak of COVID-19, is also one of the natural disasters.


Most of the global countries are focusing on concerted efforts for easing the natural disaster risks but the impacts did not remarkably decline. In 1994, the first global conference took place in Yokohama city of Japan to declare the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action concerning the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters. Likewise, the second conference was held in Hyogo of Japan in 2015 when the conference adopted and implements the Hyogo Framework for Action and the third conference implemented the drawing of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.


Myanmar is implementing the action plans in conformity with existing natural conditions in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Sendai Framework Disaster Risk Reduction. Global countries mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction yearly. In fact, all countries, organizations and individuals need to join hands in reducing the natural disaster risks to meet the respective goals.


Myanmar is implementing the frameworks adopted by the United Nations as well as international organizations over the reduction of the risks in the various disasters related to the globe. Myanmar firmly believes that the international community upholding the humanitarian outlook understands the efforts of Myanmar in implementing the frameworks. They have to foster more consideration over efforts of developing countries in disaster risk reduction for living beings and non-living beings.


Relevant organizations in Myanmar, striving for the reduction of natural disaster risks, need to create strong inter-linkages in order to operate the machinery for natural disaster management in continuation so as to achieve the goal. That is why all the citizens of Myanmar need to cooperate with each other in building the nation to have the improvement of socio-economic life of the people in conformity with climate change. GNLM