UK donates USD 1 mn to strengthen nutrition among marginal fishers

The United Kingdom is providing GBP 880,000 (USD 1,043,395) to strengthen the food and nutrition security of marginalised fishers in nine Fisheries Districts in the country. 

The funds are allocated through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to the affected fishers in Tangalle, Negombo, Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Puttalam, Chilaw, and Mannar. 
The FAO will utilize the contribution of the British gove ment to support over 5,000 small-scale marine artisanal fishers using non-motorized traditional boats, who have traditionally been among the poorest within the fishing community. 
Eligible fishers will receive 47 USD per month for a period of 3 months in unconditional cash transfers to help affected households meet their essential needs, including immediate food and livelihood requirements, the statement said.