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Promoting peace and resilience in troubled Rakhine state

 

In late March, ACTED community mobilisers made the final cash for work payments to workers at the end of a four month project supported by the World Food Programme in troubled Rakhine state in western Myanmar. The project aimed to improve food security, strengthen community resilience and foster social cohesion in Kyauktaw and Mrauk U townships, both of which suffer from deep inter-communal tension between ethnic Rakhine Buddhist and Muslim communities which has led to a surge of violence, livelihood destruction, and displacements since 2012. Almost 2,400 beneficiaries from both communities were supported to rehabilitate roads, culverts, and water ponds in 29 villages.