Scouts’ immediate response to Bangladesh’ biting cold
15th Mar 2013
Cold wave gripped Bangladesh’s northeastern regions since mid-December last year prompting Bangladesh Scouts to respond to the immediate needs.
Worst-hit areas were Islampur, Sariakandhi, Sonatola, Melandha,Kazipur, Kawnia, Gangachara, panchagar, Lalmonirhat, Joypurhat, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Jessore, Sirajgong, Pabna, Natore and Takurgaon Sadar Upazila where Scouts, Rovers and adult leaders distributed 26,500 blankets to victims, closely working with the United Nations Development Programme Bangladesh.
Before the distribution work, Bangladesh Scouts conducted preliminary work through house-to-house visit to prepare the list of beneficiaries, which included the so-called “floating people.”
Scouts and Rover Scouts of Dhaka Metro from Dhaka Rover district and Daffodil International University Scout Group collected clothes and blankets and distributed it to people living in Dinajpur, Joypurhat and Chapainawbabganj areas.
Since January this year, a total of 28,000 victims have been assisted by Bangladesh Scouts in coordination with the local government and UNDP Bangladesh.