16 January 2014, Dhaka. BRAC distributed 20,000 blankets in the coldest districts of northern and southern Bangladesh.
The first cold wave of this year hit the people of northern and southern part of the country the hardest, causing many to suffer. BRAC promptly took the initiative to distribute blankets in 81 upazila under 13 districts. During 12-16 January 2014, 1,000 blankets in Panchagarth; 2,000 in Nilphamari; 1,500 in Thakurgaon; 2,000 in Dinajpur; 1,500 in Joypurhut; 1,000 in Pabna; 1,500 in gaibandha; 1,000 in Lalmonirhat; 2,000 in Kurigram; 2,000 in Rangpur 2,000 in Jessore; 1,500 in Satkhira and 1,000 in Jamalpur have been distributed.
The blankets were distributed by regional managers, regional accounts managers of BRAC, the district BRAC representatives from thirteen districts with support from local government officials. The initiative has been supported by BRAC’s core fund.