Month: October 2015

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People crossing flooded road at a village in Ramu. around two lakh people in Cox'sbazar are marooned in floodwater due to incessant rain for the last couple of days.although the heavy rain stopped on 28 June 2015,but people of the coastal upazilas Ramu, Pekua,Maheshkhali and chakaria have been suffering immensely.Many staying at flood shelters.Around 80 percent area of Ramu and Pekua upazilas went under water.Five,out of 10 unions,in Coxbazar Sadar upazila have been flooded.some 21 people were reportedly killed in rain-included incidents in the district till saturday.

People crossing flooded road at a village in Ramu.
around two lakh people in Cox’sbazar are marooned in floodwater due to incessant rain for the last couple of days.although the heavy rain stopped on 28 June 2015,but people of the coastal upazilas Ramu, Pekua,Maheshkhali and chakaria have been suffering immensely.Many staying at flood shelters.Around 80 percent area of Ramu and Pekua upazilas went under water.Five,out of 10 unions,in Coxbazar Sadar upazila have been flooded.some 21 people were reportedly killed in rain-included incidents in the district till saturday.

Nur Hossain 20,take a short nap on a underconstruction site in Chaktai,Chittagong during scortching heat wave.He is caretaker of that underconstruction building.

Nur Hossain 20,take a short nap on a underconstruction site in Chaktai,Chittagong during scortching heat wave.He is caretaker of that underconstruction building.

Those workers sleeping in their basket which they use for carrying goods in Karwan bazaar. Hundreds of people live in busy street’s footpath that is extremely dangerous. Moving vehicle easily can take their life. People migrating from village to mega city like Dhaka and Chittagong for a better living. Centralization of everything in mega city, Poverty, flood, cyclone, river erosion, drought like natural Calamity and lake of job opportunity drives people in big city. But yet the move shows them harsh reality in city life. They find themselves in floating at big city. Food crisis, place for live, water, sanitation, job opportunity makes their life Even harder in city life. Most of them live in streets slums of rail track where life is so miserable. They faces all kinds of difficulty living in those slums. No pure water For drink and bath, sanitation and polluted environment makes people Hard to stay in city for their livelyhood.

Those workers sleeping in their basket which they use for carrying goods in Karwan bazaar. Hundreds of people live in busy street’s footpath that is extremely dangerous.
Moving vehicle easily can take their life.
People migrating from village to mega city like Dhaka and Chittagong
for a better living. Centralization of everything in mega city,
Poverty, flood, cyclone, river erosion, drought like natural
Calamity and lake of job opportunity drives people in big city.
But yet the move shows them harsh reality in city life.
They find themselves in floating at big city.
Food crisis, place for live, water, sanitation, job opportunity makes their life
Even harder in city life.
Most of them live in streets slums of rail track where life is so miserable.
They faces all kinds of difficulty living in those slums. No pure water
For drink and bath, sanitation and polluted environment makes people
Hard to stay in city for their livelyhood.

A boy crossing water in an inudated road during a heavy tidal surge in Chittagong,Bangladesh. Scientist predicted that most of the coastal area of Bangladesh will be submerged under water by the year 2050. , it is very concerning that it could happen before the timeline.. Chittagong city experiencing heavy tidal surge these days quite often. The old part of the city Chaktai, Khatunganj, Bakolia, and Agrabad are worst effected places. Chaktai and Khatunganj are the core of business of the country is in great danger to extinct under water in recent future. The tidal surge of 8th October 2010 causes huge loss of almost every shops in Chaktai and Khatungoj, when tidal surge water entered and damages goods kept inside. Business community of Chaktai and Khatunganj fears they might have to shift their business from the area if tidal surge continue to hit their business like this. Millions of people living in those areas now have to fight with tidal surge sometimes twice a day. Many resident of the area said they only witnessed tidal surge in 1991 when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. But the tidal surge water of recent years rise more than that cyclone of 1991 and remains for couple of days causing great concern for the inhabitants.

People desperately trying to get the roof of the train during Eid vacation to reach their home risking their life.

Celestial Devotion - 4

It takes 15 months to four years to become a Hafiz (one who memorises the holy Quran) according to the merit of a student, says a mentor at ‘Tannjimul Muslemin Yatim and Hafiz Khana’, an orphanage and Islamic school, situated by the famous Hazrat Shah Amanat Shrine in Chittagong. It claims to have mentored thousands of Hafiz since its establishment in 1970.

Here, over 200 students share the same wooden bench for eating, sleeping and studying – and all share a single washroom. Orphans and the homeless receive free food, shelter and education here, and can be admitted to another madrassa or high school later. Lessons begin right after fajr (dawn) prayer up to dinner, with two short breaks for supper and chores. Without any playgrounds outside, students usually stay indoors and play games.

According to UN statistics, six million students are enrolled in the madrassa system in Bangladesh, which has the second-largest religious school system in the world. With an illiteracy rate of 48 percent in the country, Bangladesh’s madrassas have provided educational opportunities for the poor, and recently, for girls as well. According to a World Bank study, madrassas have helped to achieve some of UN’s development goals, such as improving equality between boys and girls in schools.

 

The last day of Bengali year is observed all over rural Bangladesh as “Charak Puja”, a carnival where people arrange village fair and rituals. The believers of the Hindu religion celebrate this day to carry prosperity and to forget the grief and sufferings of the previous year. Also known as "Nil Puja", it is a celebration to satisfy "Lord Shiva". The arrangement starts from village to village to procure the necessary components like paddy, oil, sugar, salt, honey, money and other items with the arranged cosmetics such as Shiva, Parvati and Narod. The cosmetic Shiva is locally called "Nil Pagol" or "JalKatha". On midnight, the worshippers are gathered together to worship the God and after Puja the "Prosad" is distributed.

The last day of Bengali year is observed all over rural Bangladesh as “Charak Puja”, a carnival where people arrange village fair and rituals. The believers of the Hindu religion celebrate this day to carry prosperity and to forget the grief and sufferings of the previous year. Also known as “Nil Puja”, it is a celebration to satisfy “Lord Shiva”.
The arrangement starts from village to village to procure the necessary components like paddy, oil, sugar, salt, honey, money and other items with the arranged cosmetics such as Shiva, Parvati and Narod. The cosmetic Shiva is locally called “Nil Pagol” or “JalKatha”.
On midnight, the worshippers are gathered together to worship the God and after Puja the “Prosad” is distributed.

A young Mro women preparing grain in a remote Mro village in Bandarban. Tribal people of hill tracts cultivate Jhum in the stiff hills only one season. After harvesting, they collect and stock the grain for the whole year for their family.

A young Mro women preparing grain in a remote Mro village in Bandarban. Tribal people of hill tracts cultivate Jhum in the stiff hills only one season.
After harvesting, they collect and stock the grain for the whole year for their family.

jute monster         A man carrying piles of Jute from boat to deliver at a jute market in Kurigram.

Monsoon arrived heavily after scorching heat wave around the country.In last 24 hour more than 100 milimeter rain recorded in different parts of the country.

Monsoon arrived heavily after scorching heat wave around the country.In last 24 hour more than 100 milimeter rain recorded in different parts of the country.

Laborers pictured trying to protect their goods from monsoon rains with plastic while loading it onto a truck at Chaktai, Chittagong. -- Heavy monsoon rain disrupted normal life daily life in Chittagong. Many were forced to use plastic sheeting to protect their goods from the downpour. A heavy monsooon rain from early yesterday submerged many areas in the port city with knee-deep water, causing misery for locals. The city's low-lying areas -- Bakalia, Chaktai,Chawkbazar, Agrabad, Halishahar, Kapasgola, Shulak Bahar and Bahaddarhat -- went under water. People in these areas suffered for hours due to water-logging. main business hub chaktai and khatungonj also affected by heavy downpour.normal business and activities disrupted for heavy monsoon rain.

Laborers pictured trying to protect their goods from monsoon rains with plastic while loading it onto a truck at Chaktai, Chittagong. — Heavy monsoon rain disrupted normal life daily life in Chittagong. Many were forced to use plastic sheeting to protect their goods from the downpour.
A heavy monsooon rain from early yesterday submerged many areas in the port city with knee-deep water, causing misery for locals.
The city’s low-lying areas — Bakalia, Chaktai,Chawkbazar, Agrabad, Halishahar, Kapasgola, Shulak Bahar and Bahaddarhat — went under water. People in these areas suffered for hours due to water-logging.
main business hub chaktai and khatungonj also affected by heavy downpour.normal business and activities disrupted for heavy monsoon rain.

risky journeyPeople desperately trying to get the roof of the train during Eid vacation to reach their home risking their life.

A family watching TV in an inundated house and waits for water to recede during a tidal flood in Chittagong. In the past few years, Tidal surge – sea levels rising significantly has begun to affect the Chittagong city estimated population of 6.5 million, resulting in frequent flooding of residential and business areas. If things continue to worsen, most area of Chittagong could become completely submerged in the near future and million will be climate refugee. A World Bank study that was released June 19,2013 forecasts a two degrees Celsius rise in the world’s average temperature in the next decades. Flood affected areas could increase by as much as 29 percent for a 2.5 degrees Celsius temperature rise in Bangladesh, says the report. Considering the present warming trends, the reports warns that even 20 to 30 years from now shifting rain patterns could leave some areas of the country under water, If the sea level rises 65 cm in 2080,around 40 percent arable land will be lost in southern Bangladesh, it notes about 20 million people in the coastal areas are affected by salinity and will be climate refugee. Chittagong is often regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Bangladesh.

A family watching TV in an inundated house and waits for water to recede during a tidal flood in Chittagong.
In the past few years, Tidal surge – sea levels rising significantly has begun to affect the Chittagong city estimated population of 6.5 million, resulting in frequent flooding of residential and business areas.
If things continue to worsen, most area of Chittagong could become completely submerged in the near future and million will be climate refugee.
A World Bank study that was released June 19,2013 forecasts a two degrees Celsius rise in the world’s average temperature in the next decades.
Flood affected areas could increase by as much as 29 percent for a 2.5 degrees Celsius temperature rise in Bangladesh, says the report. Considering the present warming trends, the reports warns that even 20 to 30 years from now shifting rain patterns could leave some areas of the country under water, If the sea level rises 65 cm in 2080,around 40 percent arable land will be lost in southern Bangladesh, it notes about 20 million people in the coastal areas are affected by salinity and will be climate refugee.
Chittagong is often regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Bangladesh.

Firefighters desperately try to extinguish the fire raging through garment factories at Asadgonj in Chittagong. The two garment factories Apollo and Angelic housed in the five storied building situated in the business hub of Chittagong were entirely burned to the ground. No casualty has been reported as yet since the locals and the firefighters have managed to tactically rescue the garment workers (mostly women) with ladders. In the process of delivering goods to the buyer the fire affected garment factory owners estimate uncountable loss of property and products. Chittagong, Bangladesh. November 24 2008 Fire Service and Civil Defense is a department working for all kind of rescue missions in Bangladesh including fire safety, safety during air raids and any kind of disaster. There are nearly 6,500 people working in the FS & CD, Bangladesh. There are more than 150 stations, some first class having a Senior Station officer, more manpower and cars, the rest are second class having a station officer and less manpower. There are only 5 river stations in a country where flows 230 rivers. Every year fire destroys many houses, slum and factories around the country. Loss of human life and property loss by fire is occurred often. Lake of proper instrument, gear and training facilities is the main obstacle of Fire department in Bangladesh.

Firefighters desperately try to extinguish the fire raging through garment factories at Asadgonj in Chittagong. The two garment factories Apollo and Angelic housed in the five storied building situated in the business hub of Chittagong were entirely burned to the ground. No casualty has been reported as yet since the locals and the firefighters have managed to tactically rescue the garment workers (mostly women) with ladders. In the process of delivering goods to the buyer the fire affected garment factory owners estimate uncountable loss of property and products. Chittagong, Bangladesh. November 24 2008 Fire Service and Civil Defense is a department working for all kind of rescue missions in Bangladesh including fire safety, safety during air raids and any kind of disaster. There are nearly 6,500 people working in the FS & CD, Bangladesh. There are more than 150 stations, some first class having a Senior Station officer, more manpower and cars, the rest are second class having a station officer and less manpower. There are only 5 river stations in a country where flows 230 rivers. Every year fire destroys many houses, slum and factories around the country. Loss of human life and property loss by fire is occurred often. Lake of proper instrument, gear and training facilities is the main obstacle of Fire department in Bangladesh.

Mintoo(40),sits on sofa when his house inundated by tidal flood in Chittagong. My family and me are greatly affected by the tidal flood from last several years regularly. Our lush green home yard at Chaktai, which is situated in the heart of the city of Chittagong goes under tidal water often these days.We had to raise it up with concrete floor more than 2 feet as a protection from tidal water. Ground floor of my house also had to raise higher to save household stuffs from water. If the sea level keeps increasing, I could lose my roots. With all my childhood memories along with my photographs, I am portraying a city that I am deeply connected with – and the suffering that experienced along with its inhabitants. The effects of climate change – rising sea level and sea surface temperature, emission of carbon by first world country, deforestation, global warming – have brought a sudden vulnerability to the lives and livelihoods of people living in Chittagong city and coastal areas of Bangladesh. The most heavily effected places are heart of Chittagong city, like Chaktai, Khatunganj, Bakolia, and Agrabad. If things continue to worsen, the business hubs of Chaktai and Khatunganj could become submerged in near future. Chittagong is often regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Bangladesh. Estimated population of the city is more than 6.5 million and it is considered the second largest city in the country. The Port of Chittagong is an important driver of the Bangladeshi economy, handling over 90% of the country's international trade. The millions of people living in these areas have to battle tidal flood sometimes twice a day. Prior to this sudden regularity, the only tidal surge in remembered history occurred during 1991, when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. The new, frequent floods are quite alarming they rise even higher than before and continue to stay for days, causing great disquiet for the inhabitants. Locals such

Mintoo(40),sits on sofa when his house inundated by tidal flood in Chittagong.
My family and me are greatly affected by the tidal flood from last several years regularly. Our lush green home yard at Chaktai, which is situated in the heart of the city of Chittagong goes under tidal water often these days.We had to raise it up with concrete floor more than 2 feet as a protection from tidal water.
Ground floor of my house also had to raise higher to save household stuffs from water. If the sea level keeps increasing, I could lose my roots. With all my childhood memories along with my photographs, I am portraying a city that I am deeply connected with – and the suffering that experienced along with its inhabitants.
The effects of climate change – rising sea level and sea surface temperature, emission of carbon by first world country, deforestation, global warming – have brought a sudden vulnerability to the lives and livelihoods of people living in Chittagong city and coastal areas of Bangladesh.
The most heavily effected places are heart of Chittagong city, like Chaktai, Khatunganj, Bakolia, and Agrabad. If things continue to worsen, the business hubs of Chaktai and Khatunganj could become submerged in near future.
Chittagong is often regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Bangladesh.
Estimated population of the city is more than 6.5 million and it is considered the second largest city in the country.
The Port of Chittagong is an important driver of the Bangladeshi economy, handling over 90% of the country’s international trade.
The millions of people living in these areas have to battle tidal flood sometimes twice a day. Prior to this sudden regularity, the only tidal surge in remembered history occurred during 1991, when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. The new, frequent floods are quite alarming they rise even higher than before and continue to stay for days, causing great disquiet for the inhabitants.
Locals such

A boy crossing water in an inudated road during a heavy tidal surge in Chittagong,Bangladesh. Scientist predicted that most of the coastal area of Bangladesh will be submerged under water by the year 2050. , it is very concerning that it could happen before the timeline.. Chittagong city experiencing heavy tidal surge these days quite often. The old part of the city Chaktai, Khatunganj, Bakolia, and Agrabad are worst effected places. Chaktai and Khatunganj are the core of business of the country is in great danger to extinct under water in recent future. The tidal surge of 8th October 2010 causes huge loss of almost every shops in Chaktai and Khatungoj, when tidal surge water entered and damages goods kept inside. Business community of Chaktai and Khatunganj fears they might have to shift their business from the area if tidal surge continue to hit their business like this. Millions of people living in those areas now have to fight with tidal surge sometimes twice a day. Many resident of the area said they only witnessed tidal surge in 1991 when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. But the tidal surge water of recent years rise more than that cyclone of 1991 and remains for couple of days causing great concern for the inhabitants.

A boy crossing water in an inudated road during a heavy tidal surge in Chittagong,Bangladesh.
Scientist predicted that most of the coastal area of Bangladesh will be submerged under water by the year 2050. , it is very concerning that it could happen before the timeline.. Chittagong city experiencing heavy tidal surge these days quite often. The old part of the city Chaktai, Khatunganj, Bakolia, and Agrabad are worst effected places.
Chaktai and Khatunganj are the core of business of the country is in great danger to extinct under water in recent future.
The tidal surge of 8th October 2010 causes huge loss of almost every shops in Chaktai and Khatungoj, when tidal surge water entered and damages goods kept inside.
Business community of Chaktai and Khatunganj fears they might have to shift their business from the area if tidal surge continue to hit their business like this.
Millions of people living in those areas now have to fight with tidal surge sometimes twice a day. Many resident of the area said they only witnessed tidal surge in 1991 when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. But the tidal surge water of recent years rise more than that cyclone of 1991 and remains for couple of days causing great concern for the inhabitants.

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