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Makoko in Nigeria is one of the more unusual slums in all of Africa. It’s built on water, which provides a way of life for the fishing community - but also risks spreading disease because of the cramped population. In the first of a four-part special on global slums Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos. Watch the six-part documentary series "The Slum" here: http://aje.me/YCFxFn Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Informal housing is changing in Bangkok. Through a program called the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI), more slum dwellers are being given the chance to take the lead in upgrading or resettling their homes. An alternative to top-down government solutions -- which sometimes do more harm than good -- CODI puts the people most affected by slum conditions at the forefront of the process. Watch this video with Thai subtitles: http://youtu.be/uqwGT9_UHk0 This film is part of The Rockefeller Foundation's Informal City Dialogues (http://www.nextcity.org/informalcity), in partnership with Forum for the Future and Next City. The project aims to start a conversation about informality in six different developing cities, and how we might make those cities more inclusive and resili...
#NoValueForLife: Huts of the slum dwellers in Ghtakopar and Vidyavihar were razed. People were moved to the industrial area to make way for cycling track. Health concerns of the poor were totally ignored. For More Updates: http://www.mirrornow.in Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MirrorNow Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MirrorNow
United Nations, New York, March 2011 - Worldwide, more than a billion people live in slums. As many as one million of them in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. Slum Survivors tells the stories of a few of them and charts their remarkable courage in the face of extreme poverty. IRIN (October 2007): Humanitarian News and Analysis (A service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=92205
Faced with daily hardships, making a living is the only way most Tondo residents can ensure they will survive.
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Slum residents in Manila clashed with police and demolition crews on Thursday. Their homes are being torn down for a new construction project that has been years in the making. At least two people were injured on Thursday as slum residents in Manila clashed with a demolition squad sent to raze their homes for a new construction project. Illegal settlers threw rocks, bottles and debris at the demolition team. Residents also charged at policemen armed with shields and truncheons. [Dita Flor Santos, Community Organizer, Sanlakas]: (Tagalog,female) "The residents will not leave - this is the step we are taking. They have decided that they will not budge until the government holds a dialogue with them." Illegal settlers usually resist relocation to less populated provinces due t...
Over a hundred residents of the Catia slum in Caracas gather to protest against food shortages. The Catia slum has traditionnally been a bastion of Chavismo but the mounting food crisis has turned many residents against the government of Nicolas Maduro.
The Egyptian government has embarked on a project to eradicate the worst slums available in the country. There are an estimated 351 slums which officials deem unsafe for its residents. As a result, the government is on a mission to relocate the estimated 850,000 slum dwellers to high rise apartments such as the Tahya Misr in the capital Cairo. The move follows building collapse - a common phenomenon in Cairo - and a landslide in 2008 which killed some 130 slum dwellers. Osama Hassan fro… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/06/15/egypt-plans-15bn-affordable-housing-project-to-relocate-slum-dwellers Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube....
1:31am UK, Tuesday December 13, 2011 Alex Rossi, India correspondent India's poor are being priced out of slum areas in Mumbai with some shacks being sold for more than £50,000 ($78,091.10). The Dharavi slum, which is home to more than one million people, used to be on the edge of India's richest city. But as Mumbai expanded it now enjoys a prime centrally-located position. Residents of Dharavi can get anywhere in the traffic choked-city relatively quickly. We were shown around one dwelling by Raju. His house is tiny but he shares it with his wife, children and parents. There is a vibrant community life in Dharavi slum Its size though has not stopped him getting an offer of £53,000 for the property even though he does not own the land underneath the building. "There is great interest he...
Deep Sea slum in High Ridge area is among the settlements/structure to be demolished to pave way for the construction of a 4km dual carriageway to allow motorists on Ring Road Parklands to drive all the way to Waiyaki Way and Limuru Road. Area residents spoke on how the demolitions will affect their lives. Visit our website www.nairobinews.co.ke Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nairobinews Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/nairobi_news
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Staying fit and healthy is not easy in a slum, and many residents must perform a delicate balancing act to get by.
Korogocho slum which lies in the north eastern part of the city is home to thousands of low income earners majority living on less than 80 shillings a day. With high levels of poverty and unemployment health care is largely the burden of the government. But in Korogocho, the story is a twist of what it should be.All most 90% of the population here are living at the bottom end of the poverty ladder. They epitomize the expression abject poverty, as each day is a struggle for survival.
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Laurence Lee reports on residents of a slum near Mumbai's busiest airport who are fighting a proposed expansion that would force up to 100,000 people to move. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strength...
Kathputli colony latest news- Happy Kathputli Colony slum Residents The Women of Kathputli colony took to the streets of kathputli colony slum with the slogans of "Manav vikaas Jindabad". In order to thank the authorities to speed up the process of slum redevelopment in Delhi. The Locals of Kathputli colony slum are happy with courts decision to demolish their shanties and end their miserable lives in unhygienic conditions.
While the Algerian authorities are busy preparing for Thursday's elections. only a few kilometres away from the capital's center, lies one of many slums in Algeria. The residents of what is known as the 'Civil Concord District' see no reason to vote in the upcoming legislative elections, they say, politicians have made too many promises but few have seen the light of day. Hundreds of families live in these slums sharing the small accommodation with their children and other relatives. They were keen to show their houses and explain their apathy for the upcoming elections. "Do you want me to vote? For whom should I vote? Just tell me for whom should I vote, Too many candidates have come here and promised to do many things for us, but once they get our votes - we don't hear from the again. W...
ಧಾರವಾಡದ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಕಚೇರಿ ಎದುರು ಹುಮ್ಯಾನಿಟಿ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಸ್ವಾತಿ ಮಳಗಿ ನೇತೃತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊಳಗೇರಿ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ನಿವಾಸಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹಕ್ಕು ಪತ್ರ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿ ಒಂದು ದಿನದ ಸಾಂಕೇತಿಕ ಹೋರಾಟ ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಬಡ ಫಲಾನುಭವಿಗಳು ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ನಡೆಸಿದರು.
Life is slowly turning out to be a nightmare for residents of an informal settlement in Mombasa as a wall hangs dangerously near collapse at Mburukenge slums. Residents say they are now tired of raising this alarm and now want the national construction authority to move in with haste and address the matter Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya