Burma Times Correspondent: July 16, 2015
Starvation is spreading in the Pauktaw IDP camp as hundreds are simultaneously denied aid and the right to work.
In October 2012, violence erupted in the township after blood frenzied Buddhist mobs attacked Muslims, mainly from the Kaman community. The mob engaged in an orgy of rape and murder driving out the Muslims from the area.
As things calmed down, many Muslims, both Kaman and Rohingyas gradually returned and settled in an IDP camp built under government supervision. However the authorities do not let the displaced Muslims leave the camps thus depriving them of any livelihood option.
However around 500 residents have been cut off from aid. As a result, many spend days without food.
Officials who sympathised with the plight of Muslims were moved out after complaints from their colleagues.