Mizoram Government’s High-Level Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

The Mizoram government has taken a significant step towards addressing the challenges faced by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Manipur. Under the leadership of Lalchamliana, the High-Level Committee on IDPs has been established. Additionally, an executive committee has been formed to implement decisions related to the IDPs. These initiatives aim to provide relief and humanitarian assistance to those affected by ethnic clashes.

Leadership and Purpose

Lalchamliana, the Minister for Home and Disaster Management, is heading the High-Level Committee on IDPs in Mizoram. The executive committee, with H. Lalengmawia as the member secretary, is responsible for the implementation of decisions pertaining to the IDPs. The primary objective of these committees is to ensure effective measures for the well-being of the IDPs.

Refugees and Displaced Population

Mizoram currently provides shelter to more than 40,000 refugees from Myanmar who fled their country due to the military junta. Additionally, there are 772 refugees from Bangladesh who have sought refuge in Mizoram, escaping the crackdown by the Bangladesh army. Moreover, almost 9,000 IDPs from Manipur are facing ethnic clashes and are in need of support and assistance.

Provision of Relief and Assistance

The executive committee, in collaboration with various departments, is working towards providing relief and humanitarian assistance to the IDPs from Manipur in Mizoram. Liaison with concerned departments ensures the effective implementation of relief measures and addresses the urgent needs of the affected population.

Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC)

The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, representing major churches, plays a crucial role in supporting the efforts of the committees. Their involvement ensures a collaborative approach in addressing the challenges faced by the IDPs and provides additional support in humanitarian initiatives.

Ensuring Oversight and Supervision

The High-Level Committee on IDPs is entrusted with overseeing and supervising the provision of relief and basic humanitarian assistance. Through these committees, the Mizoram government aims to ensure that the IDPs receive the necessary support, including access to food, shelter, healthcare, and other essential services.


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