More than 70 percent of old ships end up in South Asia, where they are broken under rudimentary conditions on the beaches of Alang-Sosiya in India, Chattogram  in Bangladesh and Gadani in Pakistan - a practice known as ‘beaching’. The human costs and the environmental impacts of beaching are devastating, and the negative consequences of the shipbreaking industry in these countries are felt by many. On the one hand, workers, often exploited migrants, lose their lives and suffer injuries and occupational diseases due to unsafe working conditions and exposure to toxic substances. On the other hand, coastal ecosystems and the local communities depending on them are devastated by toxic spills and other types of pollution. 


In the shipbreaking area of Chattogram, Bangladesh, thousands of migrant workers, including children, have now lost their income due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. Deprived of any public support, they are in desperate need of aliments. 


We are therefore calling for YOUR support NOW to make the delivery of food packages to affected workers and their families possible. In collaboration with our Bangladeshi member organisation OSHE, we will mobilise resources during this challenging and difficult time. 





Every little bit helps!

Your gift will feed not only the workers but their families too!




€50 / $54
Feeds 1 family – 5 family members – for 2 weeks


€100 / $108
Feeds 2 families – 10 family members – for 2 weeks


€500 / $543
Feeds 10 families – 50 family members – for 2 weeks


€1,000 / $1,087
Feeds 20 families – 100 family members – for 2 weeks


€1,000+ / $1,087+
We still need to help thousands of workers who have been affected by this pandemic


€ / $
Other amount (please specify)


Please put reference “FOOD PACKAGES” on your communication when making the donation.  All donation earmarked “FOOD PACKAGES” will go towards the Help Migrant Workers Programme in Bangladesh. Once the donation has been made, we would really appreciate if you could send us an e-mail with your full name and donation amount.


If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thank you for your support!


DONATE by PayPal (click our orange donate button) or by Bank Transfer


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NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Rue de la Liniere 11, 1060 Brussels, Belgium