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UN OCHA said that the travel permit is still suspended in the area due to the storm MOCHA.

UN OCHA said that the travel permit is still suspended in the area due to the storm MOCHA.



The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN OCHA, announced yesterday, June 22, that more than a month after Cyclone MOCHA, humanitarian organizations still have their travel permits suspended.



The statement also stated that initial approval restrictions on the distribution of social relief aid and access to assistance are affecting the MOCHA response.


It was also pointed out that this sudden decision by the authorities worsened the already bad food and living conditions of the storm-affected local communities.

At the same time, the UN OCHA statement said that it is conducting discussions with the relevant authorities at the Nay Pyi Taw and provincial levels to provide comprehensive access to help local people who have many needs.


State Attorney General U Hla Thein, the military council's spokesman for Rakhine state, denied that there is no prohibition against social organizations donating and supporting.

The United Nations estimated that 1.6 million people were affected by Cyclone MOCHA, which hit the Rakhine coast on May 14.


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