The children we support in Kachin State, Myanmar have recently received new 'crocs' and raincoats to help them cope with the heavy rains and flooding in the remote mountain camps where they live.
Extreme weather is affecting us all. In the UK this summer, we have seen soaring temperatures and heat waves, and in Kachin State, Myanmar the internally displaced communities we work with have been faced with torrential rain and flooding in the most remote mountain camps.
Every year there are heavy rains in Kachin State, but this year the extreme downfalls have caused large amounts of flooding in the camps. Watch the video below to see how bad it has been.
But thanks to the support of our fantastic supporters we’ve been able to make provisions to start repairing the flood damaged buildings and provide raincoats and rubber shoes (‘crocs’) for around 400 children who attend the early learning centres we support.
Most families are unable to afford to buy these items, and even if they could, they cannot currently access local markets due to the extreme weather. These new essential items will help keep the children dry and warm, enabling them to keep attending school despite the heavy rains.
Our partners in Kachin are now preparing for the distribution of warm clothes for the children, ready for winter.
This all wouldn’t be possible without the support of our donors and regular givers, thank you.