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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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During his meeting with GIZ and officials of the Slums Development Fund Saturday, Madbouly said: "We are currently working on speed up the implementation of the projects.
On this occasion, CDA and federal government informed the apex court that operation to demolish the slums was conducted on the order of Islamabad High Court.
As per official estimates, nearly five lakh people have been residing illegally in the slums located railway land.
year-old man being shot in Locals pu cades, s anh put up barricades, started fires and hurled home-made explosives and bottles after the o dy of o uglas Rafael da ab D Silva Pereira was discovered in the slum.
The slums are where the West dumps the garbage of its humanity.
From the observation during the field study it is can be deduced that a few constructive strategies are required for the improvement of people living in the slums.
5 million people have been helped out of the slums.
According to Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) officers, a major programme has been drawn up for all the slums.
The slum as a spatial and cultural location itself symbolises a degraded, dehumanised existence and limited access to basic amenities.
Flagging the important aspects of the slum data in the above report, Maken said his Ministry will not have any distinction between Notified, Recognized and Identified slums while providing Financial assistance to the States under the Rajiv Aws Yojana ( RAY) Scheme, the with an objective for bringing improvements of slums.
However, the move by the group's founder Maria Conceicao to free women from the slums is proving controversial and resulted in accusations of human trafficking, it has been revealed.
Brazilians have been glued to the continuous coverage of the violence on local television, which has shown buses engulfed in flames and elite police units battling their way through the slums.