November 21, 2016
Humanitarian groups have been allowed into Rakhine State to deliver aid, according to U Khin Maung Swe, secretary of Rakhine State Government.
Rumours have it that residents in the northern part of Maungtaw District are facing difficulties as they have not received the international aids.
The resident representative of the UN and diplomats visited the scene of violent attacks on 3 November. The World Food Programme has been allowed to deliver aid while other UN agencies have been permitted to provide basic services such as healthcare and drinking water since 4 November, according to the cabinet secretary.
Aid organisations are allowed to come to Maungtaw town but are not permitted to go to rural areas, as the situation is too complicated and potentially dangerous, officials said. Therefore, the aid organisations are permitted to deliver aid to rural areas through local staff, U Khin Maung Swe said. International aid organisations including WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR and ICRC have been permitted to deliver aid in Maungtaw so far.
Myint Maung Soe
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar