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noun as in tenement

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It will add more urban residents by 2050 than any other country, according to a 2014 UN estimate, and its slums are growing faster than its cities.

Until recently, Dashrath shared a common address with everyone around her—that of the slum itself.

More than a thousand homes, drainage chambers, community toilets, help centers, and drinking water tanks in the slum now have plus codes.

According to estimates, more than half of Nairobi’s four million people live in informal settlements, sometimes called slums.

The volunteers of the organisation provide a training program under which these women from slums, villages, govt.

Two hundred girls are weaving in and out of dirty alleys in the seaside slum of West Point, Liberia.

More serious still, the slum dwellers face enormous risk from unsafely built environments.

Some argue that these migrants are better off than previous slum dwellers since they ride motorcycles and have cellphones.

Hell, it worked for Tokyo in the 20th—after that city was decimated by Allied bombers, it was basically one big slum.

With a group of young men in the slum he formed Rock Angels, a drag act performing dance, music and drama.

I, followed the fates of my little slum-boys—and what I saw was that Tammany Hall was getting them.

Many are the shocking sights and sad experiences I have witnessed in street and slum work.

This slum must be our rendezvous when all's over; for hark ye, my lads, I'll not budge an inch till Luke Bradley be set free.

Puffs of energy had raised high buildings over there; over there an eccentric subsidence had left behind it a slum.

In nine cases out of ten they are lads of normal impulses whose possibilities have all been smothered by the slum.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slum, such as: rookery, boarding house, cold-water flat, dump, rathole, and coop.

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