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“.