Rice, cash reach IDPs in northern Rakhine

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Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung delivers cash assistance and rice to villagers after the 25 August attacks by terrorists in northern Rakhine State, on 4 October 2017. Photo: MNA

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung delivered aid and cash assistance to villagers who fled their homes in northern Rakhine after the 25 August attacks by terrorists.
The delegation led by U Aye Tha Aung have been touring conflict areas since 30 September, providing bags of rice and cash to villagers at the IDP camps of Sittway, Punnagyun and Kyauktaw townships and at the villages in the conflict areas in Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships.
From 30th September to 4th October, more than 3,000 bags of rice and more than Ks7.5 million have been delivered to the IDPs so far, according to local authorities. The Tatmadaw and the Myanmar Police Force have also provided Ks 2.5 million to the local ethnic villages during this visit.
Yesterday, the Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, donors and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement gave words of encouragement and provided 20 sacks of rice to 43 families in IDP camp of Lawka Manzain Pagoda (Ordination hall) in Punnagyun Township.
The delegation continued on to the IDP of Maha Kan Gyi Shin Pagoda in Kyauktaw Township. Fifty-one IDPs families were given words of encouragements and provided with 21 sacks of rice. The party praised the Maha Muni pagoda in Kyauktaw Township, for which cash was donated.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement also provided Ks23.05 million for 2,305 families who remained in their villages, even though they were attacked by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists. The respective administrators received the provided cash on behalf of the villagers.

 

 

Win Min Soe(IPRD)

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