Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cash & rice bags donated to military men, Border guard police and ethnic people in Maungtaw District

 November 8 
Cash and rice donated by people from Yan Byae township were presented to military men, Border Guard Police Force members who are undertaking security measures, and ethnic people who need assistance at a ceremony at the Maung Taw District Administrative Office on November 7th. At the ceremony, Rakhine State Social Affairs Minister Dr. Chan Thar gave a speech.

Officials accepted 2.5 million kyats each for military men and members of Border Guard Police Force as well as 360 rice bags worth 9 million kyats for national race villages. The State Social Affairs Minister and representatives from Yan Byae Township Social Organizations visited Maw Rawady ethnic village and donated rice bags worth 2 million kyats to officials.

At the ceremony, town elder U Aung Soe said, "The aim of the visit is to give a helping hand to the ethnic people who are in trouble. Our main donation is rice and we have also a plan to make more donations ".   Ko Hla Thwin from Yan Byae Township Social Organization said, "We decided to protect the West door of our country in joining hands with the Government and ethnic people."

International Organizations such as WFP, MHDO, UNHCR and OCHA are coordinating with officials to donate food items for the villages of the ethnic community through respective administrative bodies. Plans are being undertaken to send food items for two weeks on November 8th to War Peik, Nga Sar Kyuu, Pyaung Paik and Kyat Yoe Pyin villages.

The October 9th attacks in Maung Taw District of Rakhine State killed some members of Border Guard Police Force, others were injured and lost weapons and related materials. Due to these incidents, locals from some villages fled to Maung Taw, Buthi Taung and Sittway. Under a government program, necessary assistance has been provided to displaced people and well-wishers also made donations to them.

As peace and stability have been restored in the region, displaced people returned to their respective villages. That is why international organizations started assistance.

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