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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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Former head of the ISDF Adel Darwish told Daily News Egypt that 23 dangerous slums have undergone development by establishing 22,000 residential units, which leaves 289 slums with 186,000 units undeveloped.
Ravi Kumar, on Saturday, with slum dwellers in every city across the state.
I remembered how people around the globe had brought colour into their environment--like in the slums of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil," she told Gulf News.
A recently published Lancet series summarizes the evidence on why urban poverty is an inadequate proxy for health in slums, as it ignores the neighbourhood effects of shared physical and social environments.
The committee also directed Ministry of Railways to provide accurate and authentic figure of units of slums on the railway land along with the complete detail of the area within 14 days.
The government is committed to provide slum dwellers pucca houses at the same place under the policy of ' jaha jhuggi wahan makan'," Tiwari told M AIL T ODAY .
7] it was found that relocation of slums exhibit high degree of negative impact on livelihood of the slum dwellers.
Government efforts to eradicate the worst slums come as Sisi faces growing pressure to revive the economy and avoid the kind of protests that toppled two presidents in the last five years.
They'll see projects focussing on children in urban poverty SOURCE ON WILLIAM AND KATE'S TRIP TO SLUMS
A lot of work has been done on slums both in Pakistan and at international level, but very little research work has been made in the context of transferred and non-transferred urban slums, especially in Faisalabad, which is the third most populous city of Pakistan.
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.
Part of the slum-clearance program in the Greater Casablanca, these projects (222 million dirhams), launched by HM the King on March 28, 2011, are in line with the efforts aimed at creating joint and integrated residential areas and eradicating slums.