Displaced of Myanmar "hopeful" despite "appalling" living conditions

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OCHA’s Director of Operations John Ging visiting Kyein Ni Pyin IDP camp in Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar on 24 February 2016. Photo: OCHA/P.Peron

People displaced by conflict in Myanmar are "hopeful" for the future despite the "appalling" conditions in which many of them live.

That's the assessment of the UN's director of humanitarian operations who has just returned from a visit to the Asian country.

Since 2011, more than 240,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar, mainly in two regions.

Elections last year brought an end to 50 years of military rule and already changes are being felt there.

Daniel Dickinson began by asking John Ging, the UN humanitarian office, OCHA's, Operations Director about the current humanitarian situation.

Duration: 4'06"

 

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