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Myanmar’s Youths To Join Government In Provision Of Humanitarian Assistance In Rakhine State

YANGON: Youth volunteers will join hands with Myanmar government in provision of humanitarian assistance to people in conflict-affected areas in Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships in northern Rakhine state, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Global New Light of Myanmar daily, told Bernama.

The first preliminary on-job training course for the youth volunteer was opened with 83 trainees from different races and religions across the country in Yangon on Monday.

Out of these volunteers, two groups – 20 youths per group – will take turns to travel and implement the 20-day programme of humanitarian aid provision in the conflict-affected areas in northern Rakhine state, as part of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) project.

On Oct 17, the government formed the UEHRD, led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, for effective performance of long-term project of freedom from conflict.

Suu Kyi prioritised three main tasks to be done in Rakhine: repatriation of refugees who have crossed over to Bangladesh and providing humanitarian assistance effectively, resettlement and rehabilitation, and bringing development to the region and establishing lasting peace.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army extremist terrorists launched attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district.

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