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slum

a squalid section of a city, characterized by inferior living conditions and usually by overcrowding

Slum

An overcrowded, dirty, neglected, unhygienic area of decaying buildings normally inhabited by economically disadvantaged people.

slum

An area within a city characterized by deteriorated buildings, unsanitary conditions, and high population densities.
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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, [2] these findings are alarming with respect to the current and future wellbeing of children and adolescents in the region.