Gov’t aid for trapped civilians in Kachin State

Kachin State authorities see off civilians wating at the railway station to return home.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency
Kachin State authorities see off civilians wating at the railway station to return home.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency

People who were rescued early this week from conflict zones in Kachin State were sent back home, with assistance from the ministry of social welfare, relief and resettlement.
Some 3,300 people who were trapped after fleeing armed conflicts in Kachin State were rescued and brought to safety early this week by governmental departments, the Tatmadaw and non-governmental organisations.
Nine people from Wakema, Khin Oo and Toungoo townships returned on 31 January and seven from Depeyin, Natmauk and MraukU went back home on 2 February, while 31 people from Paletwa, Ayartaw, Mogok, Depayin, Hopin, TadaU, Myaypon, Phruso and Wontho townships returned on 3 February. Some 43 people from Myitkyina, Mandalay, Shwebo, Mogok and Paletwa returned home on 4 February by train.
Officials from the disaster management department and Kachin State Administration Department provided cash assistance, food and utensils to the people who returned home by the Myitkyina-Mandalay Express train.
The ministry of social welfare, relief and resettlement will provide further assistance to the people, in cooperation with the respective ministries and regions and states governments. —Myanmar News Agency

The official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement presents aid to a mother.  Photo: MNA
The official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement presents aid to a mother.  Photo: MNA
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