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The people in the storm-affected areas are affected by the exorbitant increase in commodity prices.

The people in the storm-affected areas are affected by the exorbitant increase in commodity prices.


After Typhoon MOCHA struck on May 14, in the storm-affected areas, the prices of basic food and building materials have increased exponentially, and some items are unaffordable, according to residents.


In Rakhine State, which was hit hardest by the storm, residents are facing difficulties due to rising commodity prices.


"Don't talk about the high price. I can't find roof tiles anymore. When the price is too high, I can't buy anymore, I can't feel the impact of the high price anymore," said a local.


In Rakhine, Residents said that almost 100% of their homes were destroyed by the storm in Sittwe, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw, Rathedaung, and Pauktaw townships.


That's why almost everyone needs shelter for their homes, and in the case of awnings, they can't buy things even though they paid more than 80,000 MMK in the past.


It is also said that the price increase varies from place to place and depends on the stock of goods in the hands of traders.


Rakhine National League (ULA/AA) Chairman Major-General Tun Myat Naing, in a speech about the relief operations following Typhoon Mokha, warned traders not to take advantage of those affected by the storm and sell at exorbitant prices.


"We would like to warn traders who trade in basic food and other products not to take advantage of this time when people are facing difficulties and raising prices excessively."


In addition to Rakhine State, townships in Magway were also affected by Storm MOCHA.


Prices are rising in those areas as well. In the town of Sinphyukyin, where more than 20 villages were flooded and three people died, the local people's stored rice and food items including food items were also washed away, and the prices to buy them were also rising, the relief workers said.


The storm also caused heavy rains and floods in the city of Yin Mar Bin in Sagaing. More than 30 villages were flooded and their homes were submerged. Damage to plantations, Rice stored due to water entering homes, and Crops, including oil, have been destroyed, making it difficult to live.


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