Shortage Of Food: The IDP Camps In Kachin Suffer Most
A local CSO called “A Phyu Yaung Kan Lat” said food shortage will be occurred very soon in the Manweingyi IDP camps of Mansi Township in Kachin State, after analyzing challenges of war victims at that place.
More than 2,300 refugees have been sheltering at the two Manweingyi camps, where the shortage of food occurs. It happens since August last year when the delivery of rice bags was temporarily suspended at the Shuili Bridge along Muse–Nam Khan road because of the security issue.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supported rice bags to refugees at Manweingyi until the suspension was released by the Tamadaw. The CSO estimated that the stock of rice supported by the WFP is going to run out at the end of this month.
The CSO also urged for the permission, saying that rice insufficiency becomes the biggest fear for the refugees.
ADVOCATE, A PHYU YAUNG KAN LAT, SAN CHAUNG BO BO: The responsibility lies not only on the union government, but also on the regional government, Tamadaw as well as KIA. This is a period of implementing peace process and it takes times. So, we would like to urge to focus on food security for refugees who are affected most.
Advocates plans to meet with the government officials to find out alternative ways of delivering rice to that place.