Aid flows to villages in northern Rakhine
Emergency aid from local and international organisations reached 12 villages in Maungtaw Township, northern Rakhine State, yesterday.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the organization MAUK distributed 250 rice bags to 12 villages which are experiencing food shortages following the 9 October attacks.
Officials of the ministry and responsible personnel of MAUK delivered the aid to Sapegon, Yaymyat, Ngakhuya, Myothit, Ahtet Pyupa, Pyuma Kanyintan, Kapataung, Yaymyattaung, Sabepinyin, Chanpyin, Ywenyotaung and Thayetoak villages.
The organisation MAUK also delivered 250 rice bags to Nwayontaung, Thihokyun, Aung Bala and Pyarthar andThukha Myaing villages in northern Rakhine on Friday.
UN and international organizations also delivered humanitarian aid to 17 villages in Maungtaw District on 19 and 20 December.
The move comes as the Rakhine State Government is stepping up efforts for sending aid to the conflict areas. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has delivered aid to villages in northern Rakhine since 7th December and the World Food Programme, the BAJ, Care, UNICEF, the International Organization for Migration and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)also began their efforts on 19th December.
After the violent attacks on border guard outposts, the WFP has been delivering aid to local residents through local staff since 4th November.