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[NEWS] Poverty Drives Bangladesh Coastal Children to Toil in Shrimp Industry

Mim Akter表示,她曾支持她的漁民父親Milon Mollah,以及其他成千上萬的沿海地區的兒童在經濟上支持他們的家庭。

Second grader Mim goes to the local school regularly but often she has to leave it even before her classes end as it is time to catch shrimp fries in high tide of the high current River Baleshwar at Sarankhola in Bagerhat, a costal district.
Mim Akter said she had thus to support her fisherman father Milon Mollah as did thousands other children in the coastal region to back their respective families financially.
‘I regularly go to school in the morning and come back before the high tide,’ said seven-year-old Mim while she, with the help of her three-grader cousin Fatima, was catching shrimp fry from the river frequented by crocodiles.

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