To provide humanitarian assistance effectively under the programme of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD), the sixth batch of youth volunteers from across the country arrived in Sittway on motor vehicles and were welcomed by officials.
The sixth batch of volunteers included 19 men and 15 women.
The youth volunteer group will leave Sittway for Maungtaw Township on the morning of 27 April and will provide basic food and collect data through field trips.
The youth volunteer programme to provide humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State was started in November 2017 and some 274 volunteers have provided 15,625 rice bags, 46,910 litres of cooking oil, 5,654 viss of salt, 11,578 viss of onions, 57,691 viss of potatoes, 150,834 cans of fish and 2,465 packets of milk powder to some 56,020 people in 9,720 households.
By Myo Myint,
Han Lin Naing