5 December 2017
The following are the voices of volunteers, residents, and ad- ministrators who are collectively helping to rebuild and restore Rakhine State. A villager shared his mem- ories of the vicious attacks by masked Islamic terrorists. A pro- gramme director spoke of the importance of youth in the re- building effort. A volunteer told a reporter of his pride in being able to help his countrymen. All remarked on the unity that they said is essential in the recovery. In the weeks and months since the terrorist attacks of late August, journalists, residents, and volunteers have witnessed a gradual return to normalcy in the region due to efforts by peo- ple of all races and ethnicities, from all walks of life and from many parts of the country. The 2nd Batch Youth Vol- unteers of the UehRD Pro- gramme arrived in Sittway on 29 November and started to conduct surveys in the villages of Buthidaung and Maungtaw.
Source: Global New Light of Myanmar