Coord meeting discusses UN proposal to offer assistance in Rakhine, Chin states

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Deputy Minister U Soe Aung attends the coordination meeting on the UN’s aid proposal for IDPs in Rakhine State and in Paletwa Township, Chin State. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held a coordination meeting on the UN’s aid proposal for the people displaced armed conflicts in Rakhine State and in Paletwa Township, Chin State, yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung told participants to discuss the UN’s proposal in detail, which seeks to provide aid to IDPs in Paletwa Township of Chin State and Buthidaung, Yathedaung, Kyauktaw, MraukU, Minbya, Ponnagyun and Pauktaw townships of Rakhine State.
Since 18 December 2018, the ministry has provided K1.1 billion worth of food, rescue equipment and financial aid to over 65,000 people from more than 16,000 households displaced by fighting, said the Deputy Minister.
He said regional organizations and donors have also supported the various temporary shelters which house approximately 22,000 each. He said the Red Cross Movement and WFP have provided food, rescue equipment, crop seeds and fertilizers, and opened mobile clinics. He said they will carefully consider the UN’s and international organizations’ request to provide assistance.
The meeting then commenced and participants discussed the proposals for providing assistance with food security, nutrition, roofing and rescue equipment, education, healthcare, water purification and protecting vulnerable populations.
They also discussed their willingness to cooperate with the Union Government, current tasks, and petitions for the emergency response fund from UN and other funds.
Department representatives then discussed the prioritized tasks and proposals of their respective ministry. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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