Germany grants 1.3 million euros for humanitarian help in conflict areas

The Federal Republic of Germany has granted 1.3 million euros (US$1.4 million) to assist victims of recent conflict in Kachin State and Northern Shan State, an embassy statement said Thursday.  

The grant aid was channeled through Welthungerhilfe, a German non governmental organization that focuses on poverty reduction and alleviating hunger, and the Metta Development Foundation,a local NGO, for “strengthening the resilience of conflict affected people in Kachin and Northern Shan State in Myanmar”.

Humanitarian aid to the two states aims to help the local populations “have an independent, self-determined life, to live secure and safely, and to prepare for returning to home communities.”

 

 

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Hans Hulst

Hans Hulst

Hans Hulst has been writing about Myanmar since 2000. He wrote three books on the country and published widely in European newspapers and magazines.
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