Fifth batch of youth volunteers provides humanitarian aid in Maungtaw

Youth volunteers prepare to deliver the aid to local people in villages in Maungtaw.  Photo: Yamanya
Youth volunteers prepare to deliver the aid to local people in villages in Maungtaw.  Photo: Yamanya

Young people have volunteered to deliver aid to villages in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, under a programme of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD).
The fifth batch of volunteers comprising 53 people from Yangon and Mandalay is divided into two groups and is participating to provide aid to villagers in Maungtaw and Buthidaung.
“The fifth batch of our group included 53 volunteers, including 47 volunteers from the Yangon and Mandalay regions and six staff from the department. We are providing humanitarian assistance by forming two teams of 26 volunteers for the Buthidaung Township and 27 volunteers for the Maungtaw Township. Our Maungtaw team distributed 268 units today, while the Buthidaung group supplied 150 units,” said Ko Than Htun Aung from the Department of Disaster Management.
In Maungtaw, the UEHRD volunteers went to villages in Ngwetaung, Thayagone, Ywarthayar and Thittaw and provided the villagers with rice, oil, salt, fish cans, onions and potatoes. Milk powders were also provided for children aged between six months and two years. “I have never been here before. I came here as a representative of the Yangon Region social welfare association.
Six volunteers from our association are part of each batch. We faced some difficulties in the early days, because this is our first trip. However, we will be all right after we tour all the villages. We will do our best in the remaining days of the programme. We are providing assistance without discrimination. We are glad to deliver the aid,” said Ko Naung Htet, who lives in Insein Township.
The fifth batch of youth volunteers will carry out humanitarian assistance programmes in the villages of Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships until 12 March.
The 1st batch of UEHRD youth volunteers began their voluntary services on 5 November 2017 in the villages of Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships. — Hein Htet Zaw

The fifth wave of humantarian aid arrives in Buthidaung and Maungtaw with youth volunteers.  Photo: Yamanya
The fifth wave of humantarian aid arrives in Buthidaung and Maungtaw with youth volunteers.  Photo: Yamanya
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