UN Special Envoy visits Sittway

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UNSG’s Special Envoy Mrs Christine Burgener is welcomed by officials at the Sittway Airport.  PHOTO: TIN TUN (IPRD)

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Mrs Christine Burgener, led a delegation to Sittway yesterday.
The delegation was welcomed at Sittway Airport by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung, State Ministers Colonel Phone Tint and U Aung Kyaw Zan, and other officials.
The Special Envoy first visited the Arakan National Party at their headquarters in Lanmadaw South Ward.
Afterwards, the delegation visited Webazawadi Monastery in Mingan Ward where IDPs were temporarily seeking shelter due to security operations in the area.
They interviewed the people about their current living conditions, the support from the MoSWRR and the local government, donations from CSOs and donors, education programmes for students there and the healthcare provided for them. —Aung Ye Twin
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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