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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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MINA, Lebanon: The last wisp of sunlight before nightfall paints the seaside slum where Sheikh Imad Bkhit lives deep lavender.
He added that there are 80 slum areas in Cairo alone, 14 of which are unsafe for living and their inhabitants live surrounding by railways.
The side event was held with a call on governments to address the slum challenge that remains one of the critical factors for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday issued directions to authorities for stopping ongoing operation against slums of federal capital and issued notices to federal government, CDA and administration of capital and sought details of operation and other matters.
ISLAMABAD -- The authorities in Capital, under an action plan devised for permanent removal of illegal slums, have established counter-checking mechanism to avoid their re-occurrence.
According to railway officials, nearly 150 acres ( 60 hectares) of unused land has been encroached upon by slum dwellers in the Delhi region affecting the progress of several railway projects.
06, 2015 - HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Tuesday in the rural commune of Ech-Chellalate (Prefecture of Mohammedia), two urban projects to relocate 2,274 slum households in Labrahma I and II hamlets.
Recently, the bank conducted financial literacy camps and training programmes for various skill development activities, like teaching the women residents of the slum to manufacture artificial jewellery.
Marketing director Thierry Weil spoke after a Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence last Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure.
RIOTS erupted in a Rio de Janeiro slum yesterday - just weeks before the start of the World Cup.
To begin, one must look at the root causes of slum formation in Africa.
The egregious migration has resulted in growth of slums in the city and the statistics shows that Bhubaneswar has more than 180 slums and the slum population constitutes nearly 40% of the total population.