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September 22, 2018

Aid flows into northern Rakhine

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu delivers aid to Muslim people from Ducheertan Village in Maungtaw Township.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu delivers aid to Muslim people from Ducheertan Village in Maungtaw Township.
Mr Chris Carter, UN senior adviser for Rakhine State delivers aid to Muslim people from Ducheertan Village in Maungtaw Township.
Mr Chris Carter, UN senior adviser for Rakhine State delivers aid to Muslim people from Ducheertan Village in Maungtaw Township.

Aid from the UN, the Rakhine State Government and NGOs has flowed into two local communities in northern Rakhine State, where unrest occurred following attacks by violent armed men on border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers.
The Rakhine State Government and the organization One More delivered food to 318 households from five village tracts in Maungtaw Township yesterday.
The aid included 79 bags of rice, 159 viss of cooking oil, 159 viss of beans, 159 viss of salt plus basic medicines.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, Mr Chris Carter, UN senior adviser for Rakhine state, and officials left Sittway for Maungtaw by watercraft on Friday morning and visited the villages of the two communities in the northern and southern parts of Maungtaw.
At a meeting with the Muslim community in Ducheertan Village, Ywathitkay Village and Ohntaw Village, Chief Minister U Nyi Pu expressed his delight at seeing an improved socio-economic situation for the residents, calling on them to abide by the law as the situation in Maungtaw District returns to normal.
“The two communities need to live in peaceful coexistence and need to give correct information to local authorities,” said U Nyi Pu at the meeting.
He also invited open, transparent discussions with the villagers while meeting with the officials of the UN and UNHCR, who were also present at the meeting.
Mr Chris Carter also clarified the reasons for the trip.
Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, Mr Chris Carter and officials of the UN delivered aid including clothing, blankets, mosquito nets and family kits to the villagers of the Muslim community.
In the afternoon, the Chief Minister and UN officials visited Rakhine villages including Ale Thankyaw, Oodaung, Shwebaho and Bohdigon villages and distributed aid to the villagers.

Rakhine people from Thayargon Village in Maungtaw Township gather to get aid from Rakhine State Government, UN and One More.
Rakhine people from Thayargon Village in Maungtaw Township gather to get aid from Rakhine State Government, UN and One More.

People from Thayargon Village receives aid from the organization One More aid group.
People from Thayargon Village receives aid from the organization One More aid group.

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