11 July 2019
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Mrs. Christine Burgener, led a delegation to Sittway on Wednesday. The delegation was welcomed at Sittway Airport by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung, State Ministers Colonel Phone Tint and U Aung Kyaw Zan, and other officials.
The Special Envoy first visited the Arakan National Party at their headquarters in Lanmadaw South Ward. Afterwards, the delegation visited Webazawadi Monastery in Mingan Ward where IDPs were temporarily seeking shelter due to security operations in the area.
They interviewed the people about their current living conditions, the support from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the local government, donations from CSOs and donors, education programmes for students there and the healthcare provided for them.
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