Sunday, 21 April 2019

Maungdaw, Arakan State: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) distributed relief among flood affected victims in Maungdaw Township on August 22, said a local trader.

Flood and landslides devastated parts of north Arakan on June 13 and 14, destroying many houses, paddy fields, properties of villagers. It also killed over 80 people.

The UNHCR distributed a package, containing varieties of goods

In the package, there are: two blankets, one mosquito net, four longies , three pieces of Tami (Tapin in Burmese), four vests, one pair of slippers, two pots, two bowls, four spoons, four pieces of soaps, 4 pieces of towels, one brassiere, one piece of under wear, two pieces of sport shirts  for children and one  big shirt. In other areas, the UNHCR members also distributed medicines and even knives for use in the kitchen, said a local businessman on condition of anonymity.  

They distributed relief in three villages of Maung Nama village tract under the Nasaka Headquarters of Maungdaw Township. They distributed relief to about 300 families and bundle, cost Kyat 60,000. 

Flood victims of Maungdaw Township are happy because they got a lot of goods before Eid festival, said one of the flood victims. 

An old woman from the village tract said, “Many thanks to the UNHCR for distributing goods among the flood victims before Eid Festival. My two grandsons are very happy after getting two sports shirts.”

A local elder said, “This time we got a lot of goods from UNHCR.”