Shifting Boundaries: Women's Settings in the Slums
of Calcutta, India.
Adedire stressed the need for the state government to earmark specific slums
areas that needed to be upgraded and set out plans to accomplish it.
The state aims at turning Egypt into a slum
free country by the end of this year.
Summary: The sprawling Dharavi slum
in Mumbai became the favourite tourist experience of 2019
However, in 2012, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Katherine Boo portrayed a new side of life in the slum
in her book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum
," which showed it bubbling with hope in a changing world.
Currently, there are around 50 unauthorised and so-called authorised slums
in the capital city.
Now these slums
constitute about 45pc of urban population.
Those people who live in slums
, have to face a lot of problems due to an unhealthy environment.
This follows Saturday's death of a seven-year-old boy when a fire razed several houses at Mukuru Commercial slums
in South B estate.
It has 10 officially-recognised slum
areas and four times as many unofficial ones.
The fire burnt down about 1,000 shanties in two slums
near the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed.
Given the increasing rate of urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa and the overwhelming presence of slums
, with over 74% of their urban populations in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar and Mozambique living in informal settlements,  these findings are alarming with respect to the current and future wellbeing of children and adolescents in the region.