Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:25
Newly built houses seen in Maungdaw, Rakhine State (Photo - EMG)
The UN Refugee Agency has started building houses for the victims of communal conflict in the Rakhine state, sources reported.
The conflict in the western Myanmar state, which began on June 8, saw many people dead and burning down of hundreds of houses.
The Myanmar government has recently begun rehabilitating the victims of the conflict and is working with several non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The UNHCR will build 111 houses in Rakhine state by this month as part of a government plan to build 550 houses for the refugees.
The UN agency has already completed building 16 houses in Mawrawady village in Maungtaw Township.
The Myanmar ministry of border affairs will build 202 houses, CARE Myanmar 128 houses and other international non-governmental organisations 111 houses.
Many refugees are still staying in refugees camps and have urged for quick completion of the project.
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