Photographer's Note

People who have lost everything when the rivers changed course in the rural areas of Bangladesh migrate to Dhaka in hope of better opportunities. Many of them end up in squatter settlements on the edge of the railroads of the capital. However, their settlements are frequently demolished by the government. The government policy is to prevent people from living so close to the railroad because it causes accidents with the trains, especially when kids are playing on the railroads. The government has now put up fences along the railroads to prevent new squatter settlements, but in lack of alternatives people cut the wires and build up the settlements again. Where else can they go???

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