Volume 2Number 1, January 2020
The consequence of urban street children’s lifestyle on their health status
Monowar Ahmad Tarafdar1
Around 3.5 percent of the population migrates internally every year in Bangladesh. There are two major drivers behind this reality. People move to urban centres after losing village homes and livelihoods following disasters fuelled by climate change. They also come to the city seeking employments created by the rapid growth of the garment industry. A large proportion of migrants from villages end up in urban slums. Dhaka city has more than 5,000 slums inhabited by an estimated four million people.
- Professor, Department of Community Medicine