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The Challenges of Living in a Slum Area

living in a slum area

Urban populations have skyrocketed globally and today represent more than half of the world’s population. In this article, we look at the challenges of living in a slum area. In some parts of the developing world, the growth of the urban population has more-than-proportionately involved rural migration to informal settlements in and around cities, known more commonly as “slums”—densely populated ...

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The dangers of living in slums

Dangers of living in slums

The dangers of living in slums are innumerable. If left unchecked, it poses an extended risk to the rest of the society. Poverty has long been associated with the rural masses in developing countries, which have rightly been the targets of development and food assistance programs. With the growth of cities, poverty is increasingly becoming visible among city dwellers to ...

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