Ministry provides financial assistance for displaced persons

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An official presents cash to a victim.  Photo: Maung Thwin

A Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement official presented aid yesterday for education and food for displaced people from Maungtaw, Rakhine State currently staying at relief camps in Yathedaung Township.
At a relief camp in a converted high school Yathedaung, Ministry Director General Dr. Ko Ko Naing consoling families staying there and provided elderly people with cash and other assistance. “We are providing financial aid from the public donated funds for students to buy school uniforms and exercise books. As for the food provisions, we used our own funds,” he said.
“There are over 800 displaced persons who fled Maungtaw region for Yathedaung. Most of them are Daingnets living in Taungpaw, Nyaungchaung and Theintaungpyin village,” said a Yathedaung Township administrator. “We are providing full assistance for the daily food and health requirements. We are now making plans for their children to pursue education.”
“I fled from Theintaungpyin village,” said Daingnet Daw Phyu Tha Nu, a displaced person taking refuge at Zaytitaung monastery. “We get enough food, accommodation and security here. I dispense metta for all those who are helping us. But I long for my home. Please restore peace and stability soonest as we wish a family reunion.” —Min Htet Aung

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