Assessment of fuel wood supply and demand in displacement settings and surrounding areas in Cox’s Bazaar District
|Post date||Saturday, 23 December, 2017 - 16:42|
|Content Themes||Food Security|
|Sources||FAO, International Organization for Migration (IOM)|
In Bangladesh, over 19 million people directly rely on tree and forest resources to support their daily livelihoods. With one of the highest population densities in the world, coupled with such a high proportional reliance on wood as an energy source, sustainable forest management is a difficult task.
This is particularly evident in the district of Cox’s Bazar, where an already high population density is exacerbated by the fluctuating but persistent arrivals of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN), also called Rohingya, fleeing persecution from neighboring Myanmar, who have taken up residence in registered refugee camps as well as unregistered makeshift settlements among host populations. The resulting fuel wood scarcity is therefore contextualized by increasing demand in the face of a dwindling supply.