Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye together with Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, Disaster Management Department Director General Dr. Ko Ko Naing and Department of Rehabilitation Director General U Win Naing Tun held a coordination meeting to systematically provide aids to the people displaced by current conflicts in Rakhine State. The meeting was held yesterday afternoon at Rakhine State governemnt meeting hall.
In his address to the meeting, the Union Minister spoke of everyone knowing the efforts made toward stability and development of Rakhine State and importance of rule of law in achieving stability and peace. Therefore, efforts must be made toward achieving rule of law and peace. The Union Minister spoke of the recent armed conflicts in Rakhine State effecting the stability, peace and development and efforts must be made towards achieving sustainable national reconciliation and peace. The government places great emphasis on regional development and the people in the region and the ministry will strive toward providing a better situation in comparison to the past situation. Supports were provided as soon as conflict occurs and armed conflicts were occurring between Tatmadaw and AA in Rakhine State Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw, Buthidaung, Yathedaung, MraukU and Minbya townships. The ministry in cooperation with Rakhine State government was providing funds for rice and cash assistance to killed and wounded peoples while WFP/RCM were providing food, sanitary goods and humanitarian assistances.
(Translated by Zaw Min)