Supported by the National Geographic Society
A 15-20 volunteer team named Al-Markazul (a religious and social welfare organization) has been conducting dignified funerals and burials of the COVID-19 victims in Dhaka, Bangladesh. All these volunteers are Muslim scholars or teachers from Madrasa. They have been keeping themselves separated from their families, living at a place near the designated graveyard and risking their lives out of humanity since May 29, 2020. This body of work is an insight of these volunteers’ daily life.
Every day, the volunteers wake up early in the morning and say the morning prayers. They have breakfast and then go to the designated Dhaka hospitals to collect the COVID-19 victims on call. Maintaining the COVID-19 guidelines, they use disinfectors, prepare the victims for burial, bring them to the graveyard and bury them performing all the rituals. After the formalities, they burn the PPE.