The photojournalist Gaël Turine spent two years documenting the socioeconomic repercussions of the wall separating India and Bangladesh. A look at the photos: http://nyr.kr/1drZ8Ly
Above: August 9, 2012. Birampu region, Bangladesh. A passenger is waiting on a train for his local contact to bring him Indian goods—clothes, toys, medicines, sunglasses, and spices. He will then sell them in another city. However, he must be very careful of the Border Guard Bangladesh (B.G.B.), whose members arrest traffickers.
Men work with animal fat that will be turned into glue, on November 11, 2013 in the Hazaribagh neighbourhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hazaribagh was just listed in a report by Green Cross Switzerland and Blacksmith Institute as the 5th most polluted place on earth. It houses 95% of Bangladesh’s leather tanneries, and every day they dump 22,000 cubic liters of toxic waste, including the cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, into the capital city’s main river and key water supply, the Burgiganga. Most of the labourers work with the hazardous chemicals without any safety precautions, and there have been reports of horrific workplace accidents in the factories. Residents of the neighbourhood slums are exposed to the extreme air, water and soil pollution. The tanneries export millions of dollars of leather good around the world, including the US and Europe.
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