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Activists and survivors of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster demonstrate on the site where the building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on October 23, 2013. The activists gathered on the eve of the 6-month anniversary of the disaster that killed 1,132 people and highlighted the industry's poor safety standards. - AFP
"My son cannot go to school and there are days we don't have enough food," he said, adding he now depends on charity from relatives and neighbours.
A report by British charity ActionAid published on the anniversary also highlighted a failure by the authorities and the retailers to compensate the Rana Plaza victims and their families.
The charity surveyed 2,297 people - nearly two thirds of survivors and families of those who died - and found that 94 per cent reported they have not received any legal benefits from their employers since April, including sick pay or compensation.
The Bangladesh government has paid some funds to 777 people - around a third of the victims and their family members - but no long-term compensation package has been agreed, it said.
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