INGO withdrawal leading to aid crisis in Arakan: UN

UNOCHA claims hundreds of thousands of people in IDP camps and isolated villages in Arakan State have already been affected by the disruption to humanitarian aid services caused by the evacuation of aid workers from the region last week. More than 300 children with severe malnutrition in Sittwe are no longer receiving therapeutic treatment, and 1,300 metric tonnes of food needs to be distributed in Arakan to replenish dwindling stores, a statement said, a feat that will be difficult for the government to accomplish without the participation of NGOs.