Social workers deliver humanitarian aid to Maungtaw and Buthidaung

File photo shows the scene of young social workers providing foodstuff to the local ethnic people. Photo: Aung Min
File photo shows the scene of young social workers providing foodstuff to the local ethnic people. Photo: Aung Min

The fourth wave of young social workers have arrived in Maungtaw and Buthidaung townships yesterday to aid the UEHRD (Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Developments in Rakhine) efforts there.
U Than Kyaw Htay, a member of the Department for Relief and Resettlement, said that the social workers went around the two towns to distribute rice, oil, salt, sardine cans, onions, potatoes and baby milk powders to families living in the area.
“We will survey which villages haven’t received aid yet and carry out the tasks soon,” said U Than Kyaw Htay. “We will be performing our tasks for the UEHRD until 30 January.”
The social workers had divided into two groups to assist the townships respectively. U Than Kyaw Htay said future tasks will include delivering aid to villages that have yet to receive them and that this will be accomplished with help from the Rakhine Government and generous donors from around the country. Social workers have delivered aid to Maungtaw and Buthidaung since November 2017 and provided humanitarian aid to around 35,408 people in 84 villages.—Aung Ye Thwin, Ko Min

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