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July 18, 2019

Coordination meeting on providing shelter, aid to displaced people in Rakhine State held

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, Rakhine State Government officials and attendees pose for the photo at the coordination meeting on IDP camps and resettlements in Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, Rakhine State Government officials and attendees pose for the photo at the coordination meeting on IDP camps and resettlements in Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting on providing shelter and aid to displaced people in Rakhine State was held at Rakhine State Government office yesterday afternoon.
At the meeting, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr Win Myat Aye, said that Rakhine State government and Union government are working together for the people displaced by conflicts. The government is building temporary shelters for displaced people. Necessary shelters were built in cooperation with local people and are intended for temporary use. They have been providing food to IDPs monthly since January this year. The temporary shelters are built with state government and national disaster management committee funding.
Then, ministers of Rakhine State Government detailed matters regarding IDPs taking temporary shelters, food provision, reopening basic education schools, collaborate teaching, health care and scheme to build temporary shelters. Then, Advisor to UEHRD, U Toe Oung, explained UEHRD’s collaboration, and Deputy Minister, U Soe Aung , Chin State in of help and supports given to IDP in Paletwa Township. The Union Minister and officials coordinated.
Afterwards, they went on to discuss repatriation and resettlement, and assistances for those who did not leave their place, collaboration of ASEAN and UN organizations and international help through UEHRD. The Union Minister and the officials coordinated the discussions.—MNA (Translated by Alphonsus)

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