Displaced people who took refuge in camps in Sittway, Buthidaung and Maungtaw are returning home as their native place has become stable, according the Rakhine State government.
About 100 displaced persons who stayed in Danyawadi Stadium in Sittway went back home by boat yesterday morning.
“Those who went back today include people from Mawrawadi, Aungthayar and Kanthayar villages in southern Maungtaw. It is the fourth group of returnees and a total of about 300 people have returned home so far. The state government is providing their basic needs,” Rakhine State Social Affairs Minister Dr Chan Tha said.
Each family of returnees were granted K 10,000, boat tickets and food for one week by the state government while the Department of Social Welfare provided them with household goods. Free Funeral Services Association (Sittway) and wellwishers provided K 50,000 to each family.
“I have provided healthcare services for displaced persons in the Danyawadi Stadium. I will also go to camps in Maungtaw and Buthidaung,” Dr Soe Lwin, who returned from England to take care of the displaced persons, said. “Most of them suffer from malnutrition. It has other complications,” he added.
A total of about 3,000 people left their villages after violent attacks in Maungtaw and Buthidaung.