Living under the open sky

  • The authorities have planted trees after demolishing shanties and evicting many families from the Tejgaon Railway Colony slum in Dhaka. One of the families still live under the open sky next to their former home. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The authorities have planted trees after demolishing shanties and evicting many families from the Tejgaon Railway Colony slum in Dhaka. One of the families still live under the open sky next to their former home. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A group of homeless families have kept their belongings next to their demolished shanties of Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum. They are using polythene sheets for cover to sleep in the night. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A group of homeless families have kept their belongings next to their demolished shanties of Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum. They are using polythene sheets for cover to sleep in the night. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The dwellers of Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum, who were evicted in a demolition drive last month, are spending their days and nights under the open sky next to the tracks. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The dwellers of Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum, who were evicted in a demolition drive last month, are spending their days and nights under the open sky next to the tracks. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Homeless women cooking food under the open sky next to railway tracks after they were evicted from Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Homeless women cooking food under the open sky next to railway tracks after they were evicted from Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family have collected some rice as they have no cooking arrangements after being evicted from Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family have collected some rice as they have no cooking arrangements after being evicted from Dhaka’s Tejgaon Railway Colony slum last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man plants trees along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished his shanty last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man plants trees along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished his shanty last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Homeless children wait for food being cooked under the open sky along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished a slum there last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Homeless children wait for food being cooked under the open sky along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished a slum there last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family now do their daily chores – from sleeping to bathing to eating – under the open sky along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished a slum there last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family now do their daily chores – from sleeping to bathing to eating – under the open sky along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished a slum there last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Couple Nazma Begum and Manik Mia use broken tin sheets and boards for cover to sleep as they sell tea, biscuits and cigarettes under the open sky along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished a slum there last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Couple Nazma Begum and Manik Mia use broken tin sheets and boards for cover to sleep as they sell tea, biscuits and cigarettes under the open sky along the railway tracks in Dhaka’s Tejgaon after the authorities demolished a slum there last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Rustam Mia, a man who had a salon at Tejgaon Railway Colony slum, now runs his business under the open sky after the authorities demolished the shanties last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Rustam Mia, a man who had a salon at Tejgaon Railway Colony slum, now runs his business under the open sky after the authorities demolished the shanties last month. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove