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12/18/2017 2:55:46 PM

The Real Face of Poverty (14 pics)

Compelling photographs show dust-strewn children in recycling plants and making coloured balloons in Dhaka.

The Real Face of Poverty


Minimum working age in Bangladesh is 14, but 93% of child labourers work in small workshops and slip under radar.

The Real Face of Poverty


Last week the city marked the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse which killed 1,135.

The Real Face of Poverty


Disaster prompted a surge in factory unions and inspections, but many still work in dangerous conditions.

The Real Face of Poverty


The balloon factory is not the most hazardous line of work. Some children work in farming, spreading dangerous chemicals without adequate protection.

The Real Face of Poverty


Old and young workers exist side-by-side, often in improvised conditions. The minimum wage is around $66 a month, but children earn less.

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty

The Real Face of Poverty


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