The Ministry of Border Affairs provided humanitarian aid to families of two communities in northern Rakhine yesterday.
The ceremony was held at the Rakhine State government meeting hall and was attended by Maj-Gen Than Htut, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs, Col Htein Lin, Rakhine State Minister for Border Affairs and security, and responsible persons. At the ceremony, Maj-Gen Than Htut, deputy minister for border affairs, delivered 4,000 bags of rice, 8,212 viss of cooking oil, 8,212 viss of salt, 8,212 viss of beans and 400 viss of dry fish to 139,745 members of 16,424 families. Meanwhile, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement delivered rice and peas to 158 households from two villages, 93 households in two villagers in Kyikanpyin Village-tract yesterday.
In the afternoon, the officials from the ministry delivered the food aid to 1,190 households from Tamanthar Village-tract and to 492 households from five villages in Kyeinchaung Village-tract.
Meanwhile, diplomats based in Yangon arrived Maungtaw, Rakhine State, on 9th January to visit villages affected by violent attacks in October and November.
The four-member team comprising diplomats from the embassies of the United States, United Kingdom and Australia and ECHO held talks with local authorities at the Maungtaw District General Administration Department on 9th January.—Ko Min