COAST Resource Centre

ReportTo survive a genocide the Rohingya people of Rakhain State, who are officially called as ‘Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN)’, have fled to Bangladesh after 25 August 2017. More than 655,000 of them have taken shelter in different Refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. More than 307,500 of Rohingyas have crossed the borders before Aug 2017 and have taken shelter in the refugee camps. So, the total number of FDMN in Bangladesh is 947,000. [Source: UNHCR, BBC]. [click here for full report]

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Leaftlet Fisher-1_IndexThe fish and fisheries are playing a significant role for the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. This sector contributes 3% of total export earning, 4.37% to GDP and 23.37% to agriculture sector. In 2013-2014
the annual fish production was 3.548 million metric ton (MT) where hilsa (Tenualosailisha) production was
0.351 million MT and that contributes 11% of total fish production and 1% of national GDP in the country (Sharker et all, Fish Aqua J 2016, 7.2). Among the fish, the national fish hilsa has made its place into the  Bengali culture and it is highly nutritious and delicious. Hilsa is in [Click here for details report]

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Leaftlet Roanu Final-1_IndexCOAST addressed acute needs of the affected community of Kutubdia. Shelter management and evacuation, water and sanitation, humanitarian advocacy, community assets building and kits distribution for primary school children were evidential needs of the community among others. Significances of COAST’s working approaches include coordinating and involving government authority, elected leaders, policy makers and affected people in meaningful ways. As a result, community and stakeholders of Kutubdia Island felt ownership. Click here for details