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June 03, 2020

Rakhine IDPs receive relief aid of Disaster Management Department

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu meets with IDPs at a monastery in Sittway, Rakhine State.  Photo: Tin Tun
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu meets with IDPs at a monastery in Sittway, Rakhine State. Photo: Tin Tun

Internally displaced persons who are taking shelters at the three monasteries in Sittway Township got relief aid of Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement through Rakhine State Government yesterday.
Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, State Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Min Than, State Social Affairs Minister Dr Chan Thar and officials first arrived at Dhamma Rama Pariyatti Monastery. They paid respect to the presiding monk of the monastery, and met with 359 IDPs—135 men and 224 women— from 99 households. The Chief Minister and party comforted the people who are receiving healthcare services of Public Health Department of Sittway Township. Chief Minister U Nyi Pu offered assistance to the IDPs for foods, medicines and education for the children of displaced families and explained the government’s efforts on restoring peace and stability.
Rakhine State Government gave 109 sacks of rice and relief items to the IDPs there.
The Chief Minister proceeded to Vibhajja Vadi(Parahita) Monastery where 65 displaced persons from 16 households are taking shelter, and presented 14 sacks of rice and relief aid.
At the next stop of Buddhomaw Monastery, the Chief Minister and party donated 17 rice bags to 36 IDPs from 8 households.
These displaced persons left their homes in Yathedaung Township for temporary shelters in Sittway.—Tin Tun (IPRD)

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