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Chin refugees thank Mizoram Govt for cash assistance

By Correspondent

AIZAWL, April 25 - Chin refugees residing in New Delhi have thanked the Mizoram Government for giving them cash assistance of Rs 5 lakh from the Chief Minister�s Relief fund.

In a letter to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, the Chin Refugee Committee, headquartered at Chanakya Place in New Delhi, has expressed gratitude to the State Government for extending help in the time of crisis.

The 3000-odd Chin refugees in New Delhi have been on the brink of starvation since the nationwide lockdown began on March 25.

Earlier, the Delhi-based Chin Communities Fellowship had sent a distress letter to the president of the Mizoram State BJP unit, seeking help for the Chin refugees who are living in the national capital after fleeing Myanmar in fear of persecution by the military junta there.

In the letter, the fellowship said the Chin refugee families had received 12 kg rice each from the UNHRC in the first week of April, which lasted for only one week.

The Chin refugees were earning their livelihood by doing odd jobs, but the lockdown has left them jobless, it said.

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