A photo feature by GMB Akash
Poverty amidst plenty
Poverty remains endemic in countries in the developing world such as Bangladesh. Despite our best efforts, and steady poverty reduction, there are still too many whose lives are trapped in misery and degradation. Our struggle to ensure everyone a decent, dignified life can never end.
But it is not only in the developing world that there is poverty and homelessness and despair. Even in the richest countries in the world, even amidst the plenty of Europe or North America, there remain countless lost souls, sleeping on the streets and forced to beg for change to find food to eat. The world can be a cold and hard place, and these photographs are a reminder of out common humanity and our common struggle for simple human dignity, everywhere in the world.