Living under the open sky

  • A family try to take shelter in their burnt shanty after a devastating fire burned down their home at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family try to take shelter in their burnt shanty after a devastating fire burned down their home at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Corrugated tin sheets, burnt in a fire, are gathered after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhli. Some of the sheets, still usable, are being sold. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Corrugated tin sheets, burnt in a fire, are gathered after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhli. Some of the sheets, still usable, are being sold. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Most of the families that lost their shanties in a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali are using tarpaulins for shelter. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Most of the families that lost their shanties in a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali are using tarpaulins for shelter. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Most of the families that lost their shanties in a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali are using tarpaulins for shelter. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Most of the families that lost their shanties in a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali are using tarpaulins for shelter. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Members of an organisation distribute old clothes among the residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali who have lost their shanties in a fire. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Members of an organisation distribute old clothes among the residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali who have lost their shanties in a fire. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Frames of shanties stand after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Frames of shanties stand after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hapless residents look on having lost their shanties to a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hapless residents look on having lost their shanties to a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Khichuri or hotchpotch of rice and lentils is brought for the helpless residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali who have lost their shanties to a devastating fire. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Khichuri or hotchpotch of rice and lentils is brought for the helpless residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali who have lost their shanties to a devastating fire. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family take shelter at the place where their burnt shanty stood before a fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family take shelter at the place where their burnt shanty stood before a fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Widow Shahana Begum, who works as a house help, cooks on the debris of her burnt shanty, where the family of six have been living for eight years. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Widow Shahana Begum, who works as a house help, cooks on the debris of her burnt shanty, where the family of six have been living for eight years. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family having a meal after putting burnt tin sheets overhead following a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family having a meal after putting burnt tin sheets overhead following a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Momena Begum ponders about the future after a fire destroyed her shanty at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Her husband works as a night guard to support their family of three. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Momena Begum ponders about the future after a fire destroyed her shanty at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Her husband works as a night guard to support their family of three. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A resident of Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali checks what is inside a box of aid given by an NGO after a devastating fire. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A resident of Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali checks what is inside a box of aid given by an NGO after a devastating fire. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family having a meal on the steel frame of a burnt bed after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family having a meal on the steel frame of a burnt bed after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Residents search for their belongings in the debris after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Residents search for their belongings in the debris after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Residents return with aid from an NGO after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Residents return with aid from an NGO after a devastating fire at Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove