WorldFish to support Amphan-hit Cox’s Bazar fishermen


WorldFish Bangladesh, an international nonprofit research organization, has extended supports among cyclone Amphan affected fishers in Cox’s Bazar.

WorldFish Bangladesh will provide humanitarian assistance to 426 households of an amount of Tk 2.46 million in four upazila of Cox’s Bazar under its USAID funded ECOFISH II project activities in Zone of Resilience.

The organization has prepared a list of the victims and nature of damages of boats, houses and livestock, etc. in collaboration with local government representatives, Department of Fisheries and upazila administration.

With the allocated amount, the organization will distribute goat, sheep, chicken, duck & vegetables seeds among 200 fishing families and help reconstruct 44 fishing boats at Teknaf, Ukhiya, Moheshakhali and Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila.

The organization will also help to renovate damaged 25 dry fish yards belonging to fisherwomen and rebuild 100 fishing household shelters. 

Besides, Worldfish will also provide support to 50 fish labors working at the Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation (BFDC) landing center, and 7 seaweed and green mussel farmers involved in marine farming.

WorldFish would also seek support from the district administration and the World Food Program to provide support to approximately 10,600 fish processing laborers who have no fishers ID cards to cope up with the marine fishing ban and COVID-19 pandemic situation.