YPSA’s food support to Ship breaking workers in Bangladesh – COVID-19

In April 2020, YPSA provided food support to 1070 unemployed daily workers and local people in the areas of Sitakund where ship-breaking yards are located.   Food packets were distributed among them who have lost their income opportunity due to the current lockdown in the area that was imposed to protect …Read More

YPSA celebrates National Day on Occupational Safety and Health’ 2018

“Bangladesh is now in an irresistible step toward achieving sustainable development goal. The workers-owners both will have to contribute to this initiative together. For the sake of development of the country, keeping all the disagreements aside, the country’s industries and factories have to be enriched.” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of …Read More

Inaugural of vocational training for working children in hazardous job

Inaugural session of a six-week vocational training for the working children in hazardous job was organized on 29th November at Br. Flavian Technical School Chittagong, CARITAS where 37 children have joined in two batches. 19 children are participating in the trade of Electrical and House Wearing and 18 other children joined in the …Read More

4 killed and three others injured by toxic gas

Four workers were killed and three others injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda of Chittagong on April 3, 2014. The incident happened when the victims were dismantling a scrap ship. All the four died from inhaling carbon dioxide. With this, the death toll over …Read More

Two illegal ship-breaking yards evicted after five years

A joint team of district administration and forest department on 24 February 2014 evicted two ship breaking yards which were set up by destroying coastal forest in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong five years back. SK Steel and SK Ship Breaking and Recycling were able to lease the land illegally in …Read More

Asian Women University-YPSA joint photo exhibition ended

Asian Women University (AWU) and YPSA jointly arranged a photo Exhibition on “Visages of the ship breaking workers-an insight in the reality of the migrant workers coming from all over Bangladesh to work in the ship breaking yards of Chittagong” during 23-25 September at Shilpakola Academy’s Art Gallery. It was …Read More

Case Story : The moment when we guessed that he was leaving the world

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Jahangir died on 6th September 2008 who was seriously injured 26 days ago in a ship breaking yard while he was working in the yard. Jahangir Alam (28), father: Late Azizul Gaosh, mother: Begum Nurjahan, village: Madham Sonaichari, Union-Sonaichari, post Office: Shitalpur, Upazila: Sitakund, district-Chittagong seriously injured on 12th August, …Read More



YPSA observed World Environment day. A rally of at least 1700 people was organized on the environment day where people from all sphere of life are joined demanding for a low carbon economy and stop pollution in the shipbreaking yards. The rally was started from the Chittagong Stadium corner to …Read More

On May day the Ship breaking workers demanded to stop threat to their life

The Ship breaking workers observed May Day with a call to stop threat to their life in the ship breaking yards. They have arranged Human Chain and Rally demanding their basic rights along with along with the people from all walks of life. The have also demanded three basic things …Read More