An area in stagnant water
three weeks after the heavy rainfall, 15000 people are still
struggling to live a normal life while stranded in water.
The most dreadful fact is that nobody ever came to alleviate
water was everywhere; the stench was horrendous. With thousands
of shanties still under water in the area that is braced by
the DND embankment, hundreds of people fell sick, many had
to live on the street, as rooms were at a premium in the courthouse
and schools where more than 1500 people took shelter.
a 24-year-old photography student of Germany went visiting
this area and she was shocked at the sight of the sufferings
of the stranded thousands. She was even more shocked when
she realised the fact that not a single organization came
to the rescue. Some of the local people chipped in to provide
them with saline and medicament, other than that they were
alone to fight the situation without the NGOs lifting a finger
and the government providing any aid.
and text: Corinna
(R) thedailystar.net 2004