A family of nine living in a 8x10 feet room in the Geneva camp in Mohammadpur | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A three-storey makeshift building made of corrugated tin houses 40 families in Islambag, Puran Dhaka | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
In a cramped room inside the Islambag building, a family of seven struggle to live | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Salam and his family of six live in a hovel by the rail tracks in Kawran Bazar | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Salam's home has no door, instead they crawl through a hole in the wall which is later covered up at night | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
For those who live in poverty, a roof over the head qualifies as home, be it a shack built on wetlands in Rayerbazar or a hut by the rail track | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
This dilapidated building in Shakhari Bazaar in Puran Dhaka is very hazardous, like many other old buildings in the area | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
In a hazardous building in Shakhari Bazaar, a mother soothes her child to sleep | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Many people are living in cramped, dangerous buildings and slums across the capital of Bangladesh. Although Dhaka is the 72nd most expensive city in the world (according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Worldwide Cost of Living 2018 index), the living conditions of many people in the city are barely humane.
The photos were taken by Dhaka Tribune’s chief photographer Syed Zakir Hossain.