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The health dangers faced by sanitation workers

It was a Saturday afternoon. Twenty-two-year-old Din Islam was collecting garbage from different houses at Sarafatganj Lane in Gandaria—his ankle covered with a polythene bag.

Educated and awarded, but at what cost?

She earned fame, respect and prestigious awards for her outstanding achievement as the first graduate in her community.

Lives buried under the weight of waste

At around 9 AM, two massive excavators were moving wastes from a waste dumping platform at Matuail Sanitary Landfill. Deafening noise from the engines and their gigantic moving arms equipped with...

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

The health dangers faced by sanitation workers

It was a Saturday afternoon. Twenty-two-year-old Din Islam was collecting garbage from different houses at Sarafatganj Lane in Gandaria—his ankle covered with a polythene bag.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Educated and awarded, but at what cost?

She earned fame, respect and prestigious awards for her outstanding achievement as the first graduate in her community.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Lives buried under the weight of waste

At around 9 AM, two massive excavators were moving wastes from a waste dumping platform at Matuail Sanitary Landfill. Deafening noise from the engines and their gigantic moving arms equipped with...

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Living on medical wastes

Md Rasel, a 27-year-old peddler, regularly visits hospitals and diagnostic centres in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area to collect recyclable medical wastes.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

They are called “untouchables”

26 years ago, a young Md Riajuddin came to Dhaka, from Mymensingh, to make a decent living.