Every other minute, a child drowns in Bangladesh. Sometimes the waters rise creeping up and up until it enters homes, ready to claim small lives that cannot stay afloat. Sometimes, it pulls into its depths, the tiny body dipping a kolshi to collect water. Other times it's subtler—a small slip, a wrong step on a bit of algae hanging onto the riverbank and the water calls the child home. The daily toll of this leading global killer continues its quiet rise but efforts at preventing drowning however, receive little recognition and even fewer resources. What if it didn't have to be so?
Photos: GMB Akash