7,527 people from Manipur taking shelter in Mizoram; US based org gives aid for IPDs

Aizawl: Officials say a number of displaced people have returned to Manipur

BY | Monday, 22 May, 2023
Hope for Tomorrow founder Justin Thang with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

At least 7,527 internally displaced people (IPDs) in Manipur have taken shelter in eight districts of Mizoram as of 5 PM on Monday, state home department officials said.

The officials said that 179 IDPs entered the state from the trouble-torn neighbouring state during the last 24 hours.

While Assam border Kolasib district hosted 2,685 IDPs, Aizawl district and northeastern district of Saitual have 2,386 and 2,153 IDPs from Manipur respectively.

Districts like Myanmar border Champhai, south Mizoram’s Lunglei and Tripura border Mamit do not have any entrants since Sunday evening, while Khawzawl district and Serchhip district have 26 and 9 new IDPs respectively.

The officials said that while more people sought refuge in the state on a daily basis, a number of people have also returned to their homes.

Meanwhile, Indianapolis (US)-based ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ handed over Rs 3 lakh to state chief minister Zoramthanga for helping the IDPs from Manipur.

Hope for Tomorrow is an organization in the United States of America, formed to help the Burmese refugees. Its mission is to build bridges between the Burmese and American communities through education and service.

The leaders of the organization had come to the state to establish a primary school exclusively for Myanmar refugees at Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town.

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