An estimated 400,000 people live in the Kamrangirchar Peninsula. Previously a dumping ground for Dhaka’s waste, it is now a highly populated area where inhabitants live in houses made from wooden sticks above the dirty water.

 

Toxic waste from Dhaka’s industries is still directed into the river as daily life in the Kamrangirchar Peninsula continues.

 

With families sharing rooms with up to ten people, this densely populated area, mostly comprised by migrants from other areas of Bangladesh, covers only three square kilometers and shares daily life like playing, working or cooking with a highly polluted river and soil.

 

Daily life in Kamrangirchar slum, Dhaka: is part of the ongoing project “Urban Survivors“.

 

The section Bridge Kamrangichar ,
In Kamrangirchar  where there are over 400,000 live in a  city which is a former Rubbish dump
Brick workers carrying their load
Kids playing with a dead cow in the river
"Beneath the garbage and the water lilies"
A women bathing in the Kamrangichar peninsula in Kamrangirchar.
The home of Mihara whose a housemaid
"Beneath the garbage and the water lilies"
sick child sleeping with no one to take care of him
the interiors where people are cooking and dark hallways.
Abdul Rahman, Ric-shaw driver
Cement workers in the slums of Kamrangirchar Stone quarry
Living and walking in Kamrangirchar Slums during a mouson.
Modina, 28 years old and Abdul Rahman, 32 years old.