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BRAC distributes blankets in the northern part of Bangladesh

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14 January 2013, Dhaka. BRAC distributed 50,000 blankets worth around BDT  1 crore 60 lakhs in the coldest districts of northern Bangladesh.

In addition, 3,079 blankets have been provided to all the female artisans in the Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF) in Nilfamari, Kurigram and parts of Sherpur, which was a collaborative effort of AAF, BRAC bank and bKash. CFPR-TUP programme also distributed 34,076 warm clothes in 39 districts including blankets, shawls, sweaters, children's wear etc. through Gram Dariddro Bimochon Committee (Village Poverty Reduction Committee).

As the country is hit by the third cold wave of this season, people in the northern part of the country are hit the hardest, causing loss of many lives including young children. BRAC promptly took an initiative to distribute blankets from 10-14th January 2013 in eight districts. 8000 blankets in Rangpur, 9000 in Kurigram, 5000 in Lalmonirhut, 6000 in  Nilfamari, 5000 in Thakurgaon, 5000 in Panchagar,11000 Dinajpur, and 1000 in Pabna have been distributed.

Regional managers of BRAC’s education programme, health nutrition population programme, microfinance programme, and challenging the frontiers of poverty reduction-targeting ultra-poor programme (CFPR-TUP) and District BRAC representatives (DBRs) from the eight districts distributed the blankets, with support from local government officials.

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