3000 Bangladeshi Rakhines settle in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: 3000 Bangladeshi Rakhines were settled in Natala villages in Maungdaw south since end of the December, said a village administration officer.
“The Maungdaw officials brought the Rakhines people who recently enter to Burma from Bangladesh, to the Natala villages along the Maungdaw- Alaythankyaw road.”

The Rakhine seen very poor who are not able to survive in Bangladesh hill track and taking advantage of the violence between Rakhine and Rohingya communities in June 2012, said a school teacher from Maungdaw south.

“The Bangladeshi Rakhines were settle in every Natala villages as it is the family member of this village where they will get full support from UNHCR, WFP and Other INGOs aids as they were registered in the Immigration office as citizen and living since long.”

“In Maungdaw, the Rohingya IDPs are not getting any support from INGOs or UNHCR or WFP, but Rakhine who entered Burma recently and getting all facility from all corners.”

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