KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation sent warm clothes to people in Shan State yesterday ahead of the winter season, which is expected to bring extremely cold weather.
Personnel from the foundation handed out 30,000 articles of warm clothes imported from China to the Shan State Government yesterday in Taunggyi, Shan State, to forward to the people who can experience La Nina-induced weather.
Dr Lin Htut, Chief Minister of Shan State, expressed thanks to the philanthropic foundation for the donations. As part of the 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 internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The foundation distributed warm clothes to IDPs in Ahtet Manai Village in Lashio Township on 7th October. On 5 October, more than 470 articles of warm clothes donated by BFM were distributed to local ethnic people in four villages door-to-door in Kalay Township, which are not easily accessible due to poor roads and infrastructure.
More than 7,650 pieces of warm clothing from the foundation reached IDP camps in Namkham, Kutkai, Namtu and Muse townships in Shan State (north) on 1 October. The foundation donated over 36,500 articles of warm clothing through the Mandalay Region Government on 28 August to the people in Mandalay Region. 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.
IDPs in Myaing Gyi Ngu and Maethawaw in Kayin State received 3,000 pieces of imported warm clothes and 10,080 packs of dried instant noodles on 17 September.
BFM has planned to distribute warm clothes to internally displaced persons in Kachin State.—Thura Lwin (Eco)