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Dhaka Mega City Post #7: The Unsheltered

The Unsheltered, the Disfranchised, the Homeless, the Marginalized
The family pictured here was shot at end of the Konalapur train station terminal, where some 100 people, many addicted to drugs, gather every night to sleep.
Dhaka attracts approximately 320,000 migrants from rural areas every year. The city is unable to provide shelter, food, education, healthcare, and employment for its rapidly-expanding population. An estimated 3.4 million people live in the overcrowded slums of Dhaka however many more live in public spaces lacking the most basic shelter. While a small but growing body of research describes the lives of people who live in urban informal settlements or slums, very little research describes the population with no housing at all.

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