By Upsocl
January 26, 2023

“I did not get anything to eat yesterday. I slept hungry. But now I am feeling lucky to get this rotten bread. My shoes, clothes and food all come from this dump yard,” said 10-year-old Abu.

While the world is full of many problems, it’s a different thing to know these realities up close and not just from figures seen on TV. That’s where you get a better understanding of what is happening to these people and get a sense of their situation, which can sometimes be very different from the rest of the world.

Those who are closest to these cases are usually journalists and photographers who are dedicated to telling stories that may not usually appear in the mass media. They reach out to people to find out their truth and show it to the world, so that many others can find out.

GMB Akash

An example of this is the work of the photojournalist known as GMB Akash, who is dedicated to finding stories in poor communities in Bangladesh, India, and other Asian countries, and then portraying them with his camera.

He did so with the case of Abu, a 10-year-old boy allegedly from Bangladesh, who was captured eating a piece of bread from the rubbish. In conversation with the photographer, he said it was the only thing he could get his hands on to feed himself.

GMB Akash

” I did not get anything to eat yesterday. I slept hungry. But now I am feeling lucky to get this rotten bread. My shoes, clothes and food all come from this dump yard,” the boy remarked naturally, already accustomed to this reality.

“Aren’t you asking me about the odor? I was born in this place, someone left me here after my birth, the smell of this place makes me feel like a home. This is my home and these dogs, birds are my family,” the young man added, as shared by the photographer on his Instagram account.

It’s a very tough situation to which Abu seems quite adapted. Although no further details are known about the incident, what is certain is that these stories are a wake-up call for children like him to get help.

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