The Nazirartek dried fish processing area is located on the fringe of Cox’s Bazar township and remains isolated during high tide along the Bay of Bengal. The community has developed as a major center for dried fish processing, with most residents working in the many dried fish establishments (DFE). There are no other facilities in the community, including schools and clinics, though it is not far from the main town. Residents have very limited access to health and livelihood services. In recent years there has been a substantial increase in the number of young children exploited as child labor (CL) in the DFEs.