Blog: Paletwa Area Expansion

IDPs critically low on food provision

Our TCD partners in Western Myanmar are in a desperate situation.  The on-going conflict between the Arakan Army and Burmese Military has escalated in recent weeks, with an expected peak in fighting in Paletwa Township to occur this week.  Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have flooded Paletwa town and local food stocks have been depleted, tripling the price of rice in local markets.

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Fighting -- An Obstacle to TCD Work

Paletwa Cluster, Myanmar

 

In this quarter, Paletwa township, Southern Chin State has the same problem as Rakhine as the armed clashes have spread to Southern Chin State. In my previous quarterly report, I had expressed the Transformational Community Development (TCD) movement that was happening in Paletwa township after the first time TCD vision seminar. We have heard news about massive progress for the TCD startup in some villages lead by TCD training participants.

 

First Time TCD Training in Paletwa Yields Results

Paletwa Cluster, Myanmar

 

Multi-Village Excitement for TCD

Paletwa Cluster, Myanmar

 

Our trip to Paletwa, Southern Chin State was fruitful. It was the first time for the training team to conduct Transformational Community Development (TCD) training there, so we were full of excitement and expected challenges. We were warmly welcomed and impressed by the villagers to see their motivation and commitment during and after the training. We started our training at 9:00 AM. One of our participants gave a short encouragement message.

 

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