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Grey skies and stench of teargas mark vote in Kenya slums

Nairobi - "It is our right not to vote. We voted already in August and you see what happened," shrugged Joseph Otieno as he stood in the drizzling rain with a handful of youths boycotting Thursday’s presidential re-run.

Urban inequality a growing risk in Asia: World Bank

Singapore - Widening inequality in Asia's teeming cities could lead to potentially risky social divisions, the World Bank warned Tuesday, urging governments to do more to help the urban poor.

Doubts over Brazil's 'pacification' strategy

Rio De Janeiro - Fresh violence in Rio's slums has led to growing doubts over the effectiveness of Brazil's seven-year-old strategy of "pacifying" districts in thrall to gangs and drug traffickers.

Police take over from military at Rio slum near airport

Rio De Janeiro - Despite a recent upsurge in urban violence, Rio de Janeiro officials insisted Wednesday they will manage to pacify slum areas in the run-up to next year's Olympics.Gang warfare saw three people killed and 22 wounded by stray bullets in January.

Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil President Dilma Rousseff visited a Rio slum Friday as latest polls showed her gaining ground against ecologist rival Marina Silva ahead of October 5 presidential elections.

Brazilian police facing growing criticism at slum clearance

Police have been moving in to clear a slum in Sao Paulo state where 6,000 people live. Since Sunday the operation to clear the slum has met with some opposition.

NGO focuses on poorest of the poor children in the Philippines

A US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) organized by a mother and daughter team in California four years ago has found fulfillment in their outreach efforts by focusing on the poorest of the poor children in slum areas of Manila.

The plight of gypsies and refugees in Lyon's slum camps Special

Europe has opened its borders and admitted new countries, leading to the migration of many thousands of Gypsies and Refugees from their countries of origin towards richer and more peaceful countries like France, who are trying to cope with the situation.

Slumdog child stars get new homes

The two child actors from the hit movie, 'Slumdog Millionaire' are to get new permanent homes before the monsoons hit Mumbai, funded from the trust fund that was set up for them by the producers of the movie.

Slumdog team contribution to help slum children in Mumbai

The ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ team has recently announced a commitment of £500,000 in a 5-year program to improve the lives of slum children in Central Mumbai, India.

Slumdog Millionaire Kids Leave Hollywood For the Slums

It seems that the promise of a new flat for the child stars of Slumdog Millionaire may not play out. On Wednesday Ashok Chavan denied that clearance had been given to Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail from Garib Nagar in Bandra for new housing.

Slumdog Millionaire child actors underpaid, still in slums

The parents of the child actors who acted in Oscar nominated film "Slumdog Millionaire" have complained about their children being exploited and underpaid by the filmmakers. The kids aged 8, are still living in slums in Mumbai.

Man wants Slumdog Millionaire banned for insulting the poor

A slum dweller in India is suing the music director, actor and other Indians associated with the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He wants the movie banned for offering a wrong portrayal of the slums.

Op-Ed: Slum clearance in India- At a price, paid by the people living in them

Just add some greed to any situation, and you can get a human disaster. India’s poor are living on prime real estate, and “May the gods help those who can’t help themselves” seems to be the result.
 

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It doesn t really matter which way hot air blows. It matters who suffocates as a result.
It doesn't really matter which way hot air blows. It matters who suffocates as a result.
Kenya s Naivasha township
Kenya's Naivasha township
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Kenya s Naivasha township: The fire left a charred landscape
Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire left a charred landscape
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Kenya s Naivasha township: People were running for their lives as the fire spread quickly
Kenya's Naivasha township: People were running for their lives as the fire spread quickly
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Kenya s Naivasha township: KCC slums fell victim to a fire that has destroyed a significant block of...
Kenya's Naivasha township: KCC slums fell victim to a fire that has destroyed a significant block of KCC slum settlement.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Kenya s Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
Kenya's Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Kenya s Naivasha township: Children wait patiently to be fed some porridge. Two days after the fire
Kenya's Naivasha township: Children wait patiently to be fed some porridge. Two days after the fire
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
People living in Brazil s Favelas (slums) will not reap any benefits from having the 2014 World Cup ...
People living in Brazil's Favelas (slums) will not reap any benefits from having the 2014 World Cup Games played in their country.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: There have been no causalities or injury’s reported but the fire has cl...
Kenya's Naivasha township: There have been no causalities or injury’s reported but the fire has cleared the slum leaving behind a completely burnt out community.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Slums in Mumbai  India
Slums in Mumbai, India
Swaminathan from Bangalore, India
Kenya s Naivasha township: Children continued to smile throughout the ordeal.
Kenya's Naivasha township: Children continued to smile throughout the ordeal.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Kenya s Naivasha township: Close to 85% of homes have been destroyed within the main section
Kenya's Naivasha township: Close to 85% of homes have been destroyed within the main section
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Slum area of northwest Delhi s Keshav Puram.
Slum area of northwest Delhi's Keshav Puram.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day...
Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day and hot and dry temperature.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Here are teens living on the streets of Portland in the slum area  a place that is known for human t...
Here are teens living on the streets of Portland in the slum area, a place that is known for human trafficking

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