Burma Times Desk Report: August 02, 2015
The president has declared Northern Arakan and Chin state as national disaster affected regions, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper.
The government backed newspaper reported there were huge destruction in the area and face difficulty returning to normal conditions.
Since Thursday, our sources and correspondents reported that the military and state officials were hard at work to escort affected Rakhines to safe zones. However no such help was given to Rohingyas. On the contrary, in Kyautaw township, Rohingyas were turned out from schools and community centres where they had taken refuge.