A Chin medical student, Sasa, has made his way towards the Indian-Burma border where an increasing number of Chin people are facing starvation and extreme food shortage after meeting with Britain’s future king, Prince Charles at Clarence House in London early July.
A doctor-to-be who along with about 20 Burmese students met the Prince of Wales, first in line to the British throne, said: “The meeting with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales went well. He took our discussion inside and listened to us very carefully. His immediate response to our briefing on the health care and famine in Chin State was to provide us with medical backpack boxes which is called Doctor’s Travel Pack.”
“One medical pack contains the essential medicine for the treatment of up to 1500 children and adults. This will be really great help to the famine victims, and for the future health care and its supports in Chin State,” continued Sasa who also had a chance to talk about the ongoing famine in Chin State.
About 100,000 Chin people are in a critical situation, facing starvation in Chin State, according to a report by the Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB), a non-governmental organisation working for democracy and human rights in Burma since 1991.
The Prince was said to be saddened and deeply concerned about all the difficulties and suffering the peoples of Burma have been going through.
Recently, Sasa made a trip to the UK with a prominent Chin political figure, Victor Biak Lian and Cheery Zahau of Women’s League of Chinland (WLC) in a bid to raise awareness and funds for Chin people in famine-stricken areas.
A Mara-Chin from Southern Chin State, who is due to continue his study at Armenian University in September said his going back to university for this term will much depend on the current famine situation in Chin State, a source close to the medical student told Chinland Guardian.
Van Biak Thang
25 July, 2008