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Outside Chobi Mela VI: at an Eviction

An elderly man gazes at the landscape where hundreds of homes including his own once stood only a few days ago. Hundreds of families have been evicted and left homeless within 30 minutes as their homes were demolished by independent developers working within the city authorities. Many  residents had been living here for over 30 years with little regard from the government city authorities. As Dhaka grows at an unprecedented rate all available land space is being used for high rises.

On my arrival I was guided to see a woman her son claimed to be 105 years old. I returned a week later to visit the camp and was told she had passed away.

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