There are nearly 2. Because the living quarters also double as a dining area, residents ate the food beside their beds in the large hall. It serves not only as a retreat for yogis, as lay meditators are known in Myanmar, but also a refuge for hundreds of needy people. Membership of the centre is open to anyone and food, health care and accommodation are provided for free.
Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh sit in the rain after they and their wrecked boat washed up on a beach in Rathedaung township, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, June 12, RFA Authorities in Myanmar have verified that nearly all of the more than refugees who washed ashore in Rakhine state earlier this week after bad weather wrecked their boat are Rohingya from Myanmar, except for 12 who are Bangladeshi citizens and will be returned to their country, two government officials said Wednesday.
Myanmar has determined that 92 of the men, women, and children from a Myanmar-Bangladesh border camp who landed on a beach in Rathedaung province on the night of June 10 are from Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships in northern Rakhine state, the officials said.
In the meantime, the ministry, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, and the International Committee of the Red Cross are providing supplies for the refugees, he said.
Authorities are arranging for the 92 for whom there are documents proving that they are from Rakhine state to stay temporarily in a repatriation center in Maungdaw's Nga Khu Ya village, he said.
Malaysia is a safe haven Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung townships were the focal points of a violent military crackdown targeting Rohingya Muslims following deadly attacks on police outposts by Muslim militants last August.
The United Nations has said that the campaign, which forced nearlyRohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh where they now live in sprawling settlement camps, amounted to ethnic cleansing in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
Win Myat Aye is overseeing a repatriation program in which authorities are verifying the eligibility of Rohingya refugees who wish to voluntarily return to Rakhine based on previous residency in the region. In recent years, tens of thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar have attempted to travel by sea to Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country considered a safe haven, to escape systematic discrimination and the denial of access to basic services at home.
The Rohingya refugees aboard the boat on Sunday fled Rakhine state during the crackdown, but unintentionally landed back there when their vessel was destroyed at sea.
Mohammad Abul Kalam, Bangladesh's commissioner for refugee relief and repatriation, told RFA-affiliated online news service BenarNews on Wednesday that he was unaware of the capture of the Rohingya who said they were heading to Malaysia by boat.
The new curfew will be in effect from 10 p. Buthidaung administrator Kyaw Min Htun said such extensions are a normal procedure in the region. Parts of Rakhine state had originally imposed dawn-to-dusk curfews following communal violence between Muslims and Buddhists six years ago that left more than people dead and displaced tens of thousands of Rohingya who ended up in internal displacement camps.
Translated by Khet Mar.
Written in English by Roseanne Gerin.hot news. mahasen to get stronger, move north in few days; japanese premier abe visits myanmar; sun nov 18, The Ministry of Social Welfare Relief Girl-Child Health and Nutrition Increasing Juvenile Kachin Kyaingtone Law was enacted live births rural Mandalay Division ment Ministry of Social Mortality Rate Myanmar Fire Services Myanmar National Committee Myitkyina National Working The Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief .
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Myanmar added a new photo. HelpAge’s project supports the Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MSWRR) in expanding social protection to the most vulnerable members of society. Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement This ministry was established in It was reconstituted under the name of the Ministry of Relief, Resettlement and National Unity in VET About VET at CVT Cabinet Maker Metal Worker Electrician Commercial Assistant Hostel & Gastronomy Generation Education POST GRADUATE PORGRAMS Post Graduate Programs In-Company Trainers Program (ICTP) CVT Certified Instructor Young Entrepreneurs for Myanmar (YE4M).