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UNOCHA still waiting for approval from Naypyidaw to deliver aid

FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) stated that it is still awaiting approval from Naypyidaw to distribute aid to survivors of Cyclone Mocha. Aid groups are seeking to provide shelter, water, sanitation and food in storm affected areas amidst the onset of the monsoon season.

UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Danielle Parry met with the Minister for International Cooperation Ko Ko Hlaing on May 31. The two discussed the provision of humanitarian assistance to cyclone-impacted communities. UNOCHA launched a $333 million USD flash appeal to support 1.6 million people in Rakhine State and northwestern Burma. The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food to more than 107,000 people as well as shelter materials and other items to 7,700 households in Rakhine State alone.

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