Warm clothes donated by KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation reached local ethnic people in villages in Kalay Township yesterday ahead of the cold season which is expected to bring extreme cold weather pattern.
Members of the foundation and volunteers distributed more than 470 warm clothes to villagers door-to-door in four villages which are not easily accessible due to poor infrastructures.
BFM has planned to distribute warm clothes to internally displaced persons in Kachin State.
As part of efforts to brace for La Nina in the upcoming winter, the BFM has imported and distributed 200,000 articles of warm clothing to many Myanmar people, including IDPs who are expected to experience very cold weather in the coming winter.
Members of the foundation presented more than 600 IDPs sheltering at a monastery and a temple in Namtu on 1 October.
They went to IDP camps in Namkham, Kutkai, Namtu and Muse townships in Shan State (north) and presented warm clothes to the people and students totaling 7,652.
BFM presented 3,000 pieces of imported warm clothes and 10,080 packs of dried instant noodles to IDPs in Myaing Gyi Ngu and Maethawaw in Kayin State, on 17 September.
The foundation donated over 36,500 articles of warm clothing through the Mandalay Region Government on 28 August to the people in areas in Mandalay Region who are also expected to experience very cold weather.
Meanwhile, the BFM’s 3,500 pieces of warm clothing were given to the Naga ethnic people in Lahe, Naga Self-Administrative Zone in mid-August. BFM is planning to send warm clothing to the IDPs in Shan State and Kachin State and aged people in Sagaing Region soon.
Thura Lwin (Eco)