The Burmese government is drawing up plans to shutter displacement camps across the country, but aid workers say food rations and sustainable security should be first on the priority list.
The 15-member committee will oversee a host of measures, including those related to rule of law, economic development, the closure of IDP camps, and citizenship issues.
According to activist Nilar Thein, a truck carrying 100 sacks of rice was prevented from entering a camp in Sadone Township, Kachin State.
Although the cessation of international aid had been projected 18 months ago, the KNU has appealed for international groups to continue funding until peace prevails in the region.
“The state counsellor told me that every child has a right to education,” said KBC’s Reverend Samson Hkalam.
Tensions high after a recent spate of killings. Arakanese Buddhists fear fresh attacks by Rohingya insurgents.