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characteristics of Slums…

Posted in remote slums on April 8, 2009 by thaso2
characteristics  of slums

characteristics of slums

The characteristics associated with slums vary from place to place. Slums are usually characterized by urban decay, high rates of poverty, and unemployment. They are commonly seen as “breeding grounds” for social problems such as crime, drug addiction, alcoholism, high incidence of mental illness, and suicide. In many poor countries they exhibit high incidence of disease due to unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, and lack of basic health care. A UN Expert Group has created an operational definition of a slum as an area that combines to various extents the following characteristics: inadequate access to safe water; inadequate access to sanitation and other infrastructure; poor structural quality of housing; overcrowding; and insecure residential status. To these one might add the low socioeconomic status of its residents.

Extreme struggle…

Posted in remote slums on March 10, 2009 by thaso2
River side slums

River side slums

  who cares about this extreme struggle? i think no one does.while people are living with whole facilities, people in slums struggling to get those facilities. Even a safe  place to  live.