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Myanmar Update June 2014

Since the conflict in Myanmar broke out, Muslim Aid has responded with emergency aid and long-term development programmes to support the internally displaced Rohingya community.

In 2013, Muslim Aid set up a field office in Myanmar, in order to deliver targeted solutions to the several issues Rohingya IDP’s are facing, from inadequate healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities.

In June this year, staff from Muslim Aid HQ met up with partners on the ground, Al Asmakh charity, to pay a visit to the many projects Muslim Aid are delivering in Myanmar.

In June 2014, Muslim Aid delivered 50kg’s rice sacks to 1,000 IDP (Internally Displaced People) households in the Dar Paing and the Kaung Taw Kha camp in Sittwe, Rakhine. The delegation paid a visit to the Muslim Aid funded community school and hospital in Dar Paing to review its services and also met with the international NGO community to assess future projects.

In the capital, Muslim Aid also met with governmental officials to discuss short and long-term development plans and

community leaders in Yangon to gather information on status of Muslims in Myanmar.

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