Thousands of internally displaced people from Kachin State are facing freezing temperatures in the remote mountain areas where they have built settlements.
Surviving the cold at these high altitudes has become unbearable and our local partners have recently responded by distributing warm clothes such as trousers, coats, hats, socks and boots to each child and teacher at all of the 14 Early Childhood Development Centres we support here.
There were 534 sets of warmth clothes distributed in total, procured from Chinese markets on the other side of the border.
One grandmother of a child who received a set of clothes said, “My grandchild has been asking for socks and warm clothes since the winter advanced last month, but I could not afford to get any for him, and I felt extremely bad as he is in dire need of warm clothes. I am very thankful for your kind help on behalf of my grandchild, he is happy and feels secure now, and your assistance is very useful to us as you provide in a time of extreme need.”
Find out more about the education we provide for Kachin children in Burma.