Mawlamyine, 24 June

The UNOCHA released its Situation Report on 22 June, saying that the military council is still imposing travel restriction on humanitarian organizations for relief aid in Rakhine state until one month after cyclone Mocha hit Rakhine state.

 This restriction has worsen the living of cyclone victims, and they are suffering more consequences of flood caused by torrential rains in monsoon.

To date, shelter and other relief items have been distributed to over 110,000 cyclone-affected people, and nearly 300,000 locals in Rakhine state have received food assistance, according to the UNOCHA report.

In Chin state, humanitarian organizations are awaiting permissions of authorities to transport humanitarian supplies.

Moreover, the UNOCHA is discussing with officials in Nay Pyi Taw and relevant states to have wider access for distributions of relief items to the needy cyclone victims.

The UNOCHA has requested US$333 million Flash Appeal for the cyclone-affected people to its partner organizations, but only $10 million has been received.

Local figures show that  cyclone Mocha in May affected about 1.6 million people in Rakhine, Chin, Sagaing, Magway and Kachin state.

News—Than Lwin Tmes

Photo—Devastations in Rakhine state after Cyclone Mocha

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