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The Hidden Wars of the British Bangladeshi Community: The Housing Crisis

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A housing crisis reverberates through the winding alleyways of East London on a clear morning amid the beating core of the British Bangladeshi population. Here, families have to deal with a harsh reality amid the colorful saree stores and fragrant curry establishments. The difficulties faced by British Bangladeshis are significantly worse than those faced by other South Asian communities, with 34% of them residing in social housing and 39% in cramped quarters. A devastating image of financial hardship and the unfulfilled ambition of adequate housing is painted by the rising cost of rent and property values, in addition to earnings that fall short of those of white British and Indian counterparts.

Narratives of extended waiting lists for council flats and overcrowding are emerging in the center of this problem. Many people in London’s exorbitant property market are forced into unsustainable living conditions by the cost of privately renting. The story of Dr. Ruba Begum serves as a symbol for this conflict. Although she makes a good living as a medical practitioner, she is under continual pressure to locate her family a home that meets their needs without going over budget. “It’s not just about having a roof over our heads,” she says, “it’s about living with dignity, without being crammed into spaces not meant for human habitation.”

The seriousness of the situation is demonstrated by statistics, which show that British Bangladeshis are much more likely than members of other ethnic groups to live in social housing and to face overcrowding. This reality not only affects their physical health but also puts a great deal of strain on their mental health, creating a generational cycle of worry and anxiety.

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Dulal Ahmed Chowdhury is the Editor of The Daily Dazzling Dawn. Previously, he has been serving in important positions in all the famous national dailies of the Bangladesh since the nineties. He has played a commendable role in journalism by participating in various events at the national and international levels. United Nations Conference, World Climate Conference, SAARC Summit are notable among them.

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