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October 15, 2019

UNSG’s Special Envoy meets with local people in Myebon Tsp

UN Secretary-General Special Envoy Mrs Christine Schraner Burgener meets with people of IDP camp in Myaypon Township, Rakhine State. Photo; MNA

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Mrs Christine Schraner Burgener, and delegation, accompanied by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung and Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Phone Tint, yesterday met with displaced people of IDP camp in Myebon Township, Rakhine State.
Firstly, the Special Envoy and delegation met with, the Rakhine ethnic people who are displaced from their natives by conflicts happened in 2012 and are now living at the government-constructed housings, at the office of the leader of Kan Tha Htwet Ward in Myebon Township. During the meeting, they interviewed the people about the accommodation, food and other needs, and also gave words of encouragement to improve education, health, social and businesses.
Afterwards, the Special Envoy and delegation met with Rakhine young women association at the office of the Myebon Township rural development department.
The delegation, accompanied by the deputy minister and state minister, also visited the IDP camp in Taungpaw Ward, Myebon Township, and interviewed about the conditions of accommodation, food, education and healthcare service. They then met with women and young women at the women centre in the camp.
They then returned to Sittway, and met with Rakhine State Hluttaw Speaker U San Kyaw Hla at the Rakhine State Hluttaw in Sittway Town. The Special Envoy and delegation also met with women organizations in Sittway at the Royal Sittwe Hotel in Sittway Town.—MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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