This document provides an overview of the existing institutional system for disaster management in Myanmar at all administrative levels, from national to local. The purpose of this document is to provide a comprehensive review of the existing institutional arrangements for disaster management for all relevant stakeholders. This document was written as part of the process to develop the ‘Myanmar Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction’. This overview provides information about the geographical location of Myanmar, nine disaster profiles, three commitment captures of the Government of the Union of Myanmar to global and regional declarations on disaster management, an overview of the existing institutional arrangements, profiles of existing government Ministries and Departments, and institutional arrangements for disaster management at divisional-, district-, and town level.
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