Photojournalist Mushfiqul Alam is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. To see Mushfiqul’s body of work click on any image.
Living in a Toxic City
Climate change is forcing people from the southern part of Bangladesh to move to the capital ‘Dhaka’. These migrants find work in factories which are polluting the environment. Many factories produce smoke containing toxic chemicals which may cause breathing problems. They also release chemicals in the near river. The migrant workers hardly get a chance to visit their relatives in their village due to a work load of 24 hrs per day, 15 days per month. The workers develop asthma or other breathing problems; there is no protective gear for gas or dust. Children do not get the chance to go to school because they travel with their parents and help their families with part time jobs to earning extra money. Some of the children already have breathing problems and are expected to develop mental illness due to exposure to toxic substances in the air.
By Mushfiqul Alam