Khumi youth deliver relief aid to conflict victims
02 May 2015 — A Khumi youth group from Paletwa Township, Chin State provided rice and plastic tarpaulins for Chin villagers displaced by conflicts between the Arakan Army and the Burma Army.
Last Thursday, the youth volunteers delivered 28 bags of rice (one bag weighs about 50 kg) and 3,000 yards of plastic sheets for temporary rainproof shelters to the Chin IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), according to the Khumi Media Group.
Steven, chairman of the youth group, said: “When we got there, at least 23 families had nothing to eat for dinner. And about 46 families will run out of food tomorrow.”
He said that there were four children who had fallen sick.
He added that they had written an official letter to the Paletwa Township General Administration head requesting supplies of humanitarian assistance.
“We haven’t got any official responses. But it was verbally suggested to us that we write a letter to the Chin State government in order to get relief aid for the conflict victims,” Steven said.
It was the first time the Chin victims had been reached with humanitarian aid since they were forced to flee the exchanges of fire between the two armies in March and April.
At least 370, mostly from Pyin-so village, have been taking shelter on the shore along the Kaladan river and about another 340 have fled to Kywetaung village.#