December 15, 2016

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IDP camp closed in Kyaukme

IDPs from a camp in Kyawme return home. Photo: Supplied
IDPs from a camp in Kyawme return home. Photo: Supplied

A CAMP opened at Wailuwun monastery in Kyaukme Township was closed as internally-displaced persons who were forced to flee clashes returned home, according to local sources.
Though one was closed, 20 camps remain in the township, accommodating 2,725 people as of Tuesday.
“We need financial assistance to continue to help those people,” said U Tin Win, chair of the township supporting committee.
The internally-displaced persons are from Tot Hsan and Mong Ngot villages, 40-mile away from Kyaukme.
The supporting committee said that people who returned home were provided with K10,000 each and rice while K30,000 is set to be offered to each monk.
According to a local from Kyaukme, most IDPs want to go back home as the tea harvests begins but dare go home with uncertainty as to the situation.– Aung Thant Khaing

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