Threat­en­ing Sur­vival

Ac­cess to clean, drink­able wa­ter makes the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and death in the sewage-in­fested slums of Bangladesh.

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Wa­ter poses a sur­vival threat for mil­lions in


As the sun rises over the nar­row streets, a ca­coph­ony of sound her­alds the new day. Armies of work­ers in small fac­to­ries are busy mak­ing ev­ery­thing from salt to bricks and bal­loons. Yet one glance at their weary faces and ragged clothes makes it clear that no one here earns much money.

Wel­come to Kam­ran­gir­char, Dhaka’s largest slum - a grimy prod­uct of the mass ur­ban mi­gra­tion that

By Shahzeb Na­jam

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