shantytown


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shantytown

a town or section of a town or city inhabited by very poor people living in shanties
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Identity and Lifestyle Construction in Multi-Ethnic Shantytowns: A Case Study of Al-Baraka Community in Khartoum, Sudan
SIDON, Lebanon: Representatives of various Palestinian factions, including radical Islamist organizations, have met at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp this week in an attempt to prevent a recurrence of bloody clashes between rival groups vying for control and influence in the teeming shantytown, Palestinian sources said Thursday.
Entrepreneurs in the Department's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) are working to create innovations that could warn people about fires in their shantytowns, provide affordable textbooks for students and help farmers turn vegetable waste into a commodity.
A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown in Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday, the Latin American media report.
Amid the stench of raw sewage and the shrieks of residents, Francis made his way through the Varginha shantytown, part of a region so violent it's known as the Gaza Strip.
The building, in Old Cairo's shantytown of Abu Qarn, fell apart when a cooking gas canister exploded on Wednesday, the official said.
A second blaze broke out at a sprawling shantytown, sparking riots that left one man dead and lead to two suspected rioters being arrested, said Manila fire marshal Santiago Laguna.
Largely shot in 2010 during the World Cup in South Africa, the docu features hard-working folks in a shantytown east of Pretoria for whom the hullabaloo of the games provides welcome but temporary uplift.
"From last night, we're in misery," Jean-Gymar Joseph, a resident of the shantytown Cite Soleil, told the Associated Press.
The new escalator at Comuna 13 shantytown Picture: LUIS BENAVIDES
James (Shantytown springs up next to cathedral, Nov.