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September 20, 2018

Displaced persons return to Taung Pyo Letwe reception centre

Immigration officers meeting the returnees to issue National Verification cards to them. Photo: Tin Soe

A family of five, who left home during the Maungtaw terrorist attacks last year, returned to Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre, Maungtaw District, in Rakhine State on 14 April.
The Rakhine State Immigration and National Registration and Citizenship Department has scrutinised the family members according to the 1982 Citizenship Law, checked whether they had actually lived in the country, and issued National Verification Cards (NVCs) to them after they were found eligible. Besides this, the Rakhine State Health Department carried out medical check-ups of each member of the family and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has provided rice, mosquito nets, blankets, t-shirts, longyis for men and women, as well as kitchen utensils.

Authorities, including Maungtaw District Deputy Administrator U Ye Htoo, Maungtaw Township Administrator U Myint Khaing, Border Guard Police Colonel Oakkar Ko, Director of the Maungdaw District Immigration and National Registration and Citizenship Department U Ko Ko Thaw and Deputy Director U Aung Win Oo assisted in the repatriation process.
Arrangements were made to provide accommodation to the returnees at the houses of their relatives in Maungtaw.
Authorities also enquired about the obstacles and the real situation of the displaced persons when they fled.The authorities will collect further information to aid them in the repatriation process.

 

Aung Kyaw Oo

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