SWRR Union Minister meets displaced persons in Kachin State

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR) Dr. Win Myat Aye, accompanied by Deputy Minister U Soe Aung and Kachin State Minister for Social Affairs Dr. Thin Lwin met with conflict-struck displaced persons in Kachin State at the temporary camps in Tan Phe Village, Myitkyina Township, Kachin State.
At the meeting, the Union Minister explained the process of assisting and helping displaced persons—especially the elderly, people with disabilities, expecting mothers and children—with food, livelihood, education, social security, health etc. The Union Minister encouraged displaced persons to openly state their requirements.
Displaced persons from In Jan Done, In Gaing Kaung and Inlotyan villages expressed their appreciation for the assistance provided and requested help in moving the remaining people from the villages to a safe place. They stated that this was their priority, above any other form of support and assistance. Later, Ks675,000 for children below five years in the camp, Ks1.4 million for expecting mothers, Ks3.4 million for people with disabilities, Ks185,000 for women-led households and one month ration of rice, cooking oil, salt and beans for 880 displaced persons in the camp were provided and accepted by officials. In addition to this, an over 100-year-old woman, an over 90-year-old man and woman were met with separately and provided aid, it is learnt.—MNA

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