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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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(2009) mentioned that, some women in the informal sector sometimes work for cash payments, their work is revolves around domestic chores such as cooking, ironing, washing and cleaning for households or for individuals within the slum as well as neighboring non-slum communities.
The massive fire that broke out at the slum on Friday evening was doused by firefighters early Saturday, after six hours of their hectic efforts.
The Yangon Region Government has teamed up with UN Habitat (Myanmar) to find sustainable solutions for Yangon's slums and informal settlements, where over 500,000 people are experiencing obstacles for dwelling, state media reported.
'Any place that does not have good motorable link roads, decent building, electricity, drinkable water, among others is classified as a slum. And many areas in the state still lack these basic amenities.
CAIRO - 16 June 2019: "More than half a million citizens have so far benefited from slum development,"executive director of the Development Fund for Slums Khaled Siddiq said on Sunday.
Sacks of plastic waste arranged outside a factory in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum in Mumbai Image Credit: AFP
The slum has grown up on swamp land in the center of the coastal city of Mumbai over the past 150 years and has poor infrastructure and a lack of basic sanitation and hygiene facilities.
ISLAMABAD -- The planning wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has identified two more sites for construction of flats for slum dwellers.
A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people is known as a slum. Poverty is an issue which is faced by every country all over the world, including Pakistan.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] , March 7 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday distributed pucca house entitlement certificate to 10000 slum dwellers here under Awas Yojana.
He also called for the upgrading of slum structures to stone houses.
It has 10 officially-recognised slum areas and four times as many unofficial ones.