National Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (NEPRP)

 

Location: Jaipurhat and Chittagong, Bangladesh

Donor: ADRA Asia, ADRA International

Direct Beneficiaries: 1,505 Household

Total Beneficiaries: 1,505 Household

Project Funds: USD 15,447.00

Project Duration: 21/01/2014 - 24/01/2014

 

 

Project Goal:

 

To help the affected people by providing relief materials.

 

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Doing assessment on victims who are affected by the cyclone

  • Find out the vulnerable people and rescue them

  • Distribute relieve materials to the victims

 

 

Project Description:

 

The shivering cold wave sweeping over the northern districts has factually paralyzed normal life adding untold miseries to common people everywhere. The situation deteriorated following sharp falls in the maximum and minimum temperatures during the past 3 weeks till January 31 amid blowing cooler winds from the western and north-western directions with clouds and fogs. The severity of the biting cold forced thousands to stay indoors affecting business, office and normal activities throughout the day today as the sun remained covered behind dense fogs, mists, and clouds amid blowing stronger cooler winds. The maximum and minimum temperatures marked sharp falls by three to six degrees Celsius reducing the gap between the two temperatures to the minimum to cause the bone-chilling cold.


Besides, the minimum temperatures recorded were 10.9 degrees Celsius at Syedpur, 11 degrees at Bogra, 11.3 degrees at Dinajpur and the country's lowest of only 8 degrees Celsius at Iswardi. The intensity of biting cold became unbearable following reduction of the gap between the minimum and maximum temperatures to only three to six degrees Celsius at most places in the sub- Himalayan region today. The number of patients with a cough, fever, asthma and other climate change-related diseases has been increasing again during the last 3 weeks, hospital sources and physicians said. The administrations, NGOs, pourashavas, voluntary, professional, socio-cultural and charitable organizations, business bodies, banks, and other institutions have intensified distribution of warm clothes among distressed cold-hit people to mitigate their sufferings. Besides, the government has allocated Taka 13.29 lakh for purchasing warm clothes locally to distribute among the cold-hit people in all eight upazilas of the districts. Horticulture Specialist of the Department of Agriculture Extension Khandaker Md Mesbahul Islam said the prevailing weather might affect normal growth of Rabi crop plants including Boro seedbeds if the situation deteriorates further.

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